the forty-second parallel

On Distraction

Alain de Botton:

One of the more embarrassing and self-indulgent challenges of our time is the task of relearning how to concentrate. The past decade has seen an unparalleled assault on our capacity to fix our minds steadily on anything. To sit still and think, without succumbing to an anxious reach for a machine, has become almost impossible.

Posted on Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 | Categories: Culture | Respond via Twitter or .

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