“The truth is that you are living in a system that is pouring acid on your attention everyday, and then you are told to blame yourself and to fiddle with your own habits while the world‘s attention burns.“ - Stolen Focus, Johann Hari
And thus we keep cramming more and more into the syllabus and school calendar as if the kids can split their learning time into milliseconds.
Came across this wonderfully written book about the status of human attention in the library. Shocking, it feels like an inevitable process that one is pulled into the swirl of mind/habit change. Our mind is trained to lose focus or attention by our surroundings without us knowing the cause. As discussed in the book, deep thinking requires a trained mind to focus and attend to the problem. Without the ability to stay focus, we also lose the ability to really think.
Still in chapter 4, intrigued. Lots of interviews and research mentioned in the book. Fascinating!
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