Klonk the caveman was attentive or paying close attention as he watched Grog show him how to start a fire. Grog told Klonk to be attentive to or focused on the lesson about moving away quickly after the flames started so that he would not get burned. When Klonk tried on his own, he was attentive to or very aware of what was happening in every step he had learned. Once the fire got going, however, he suddenly realized that he should have been more attentive to or watchful about how to put the fire out!
Quiz: What is happening if you are being attentive to something?
- You are thinking about it mostly, but also about a number of other things.
- You are doing it for a while, taking a break, and then starting up again.
- You are placing your mind on it in order to focus on it.