This disquiet that we feel has been with us since the beginning; it is our natural state. I sleep, wake up, check my phone, shower, eat and head off to work. It is difficult only to sit there. Whenever I fall out of this rut and sit quietly in a room alone, without any goal, without anything to look at, the chaos surfaces.
To refrain from plugging themselves in. The constant impulse to turn to something else-TV series, gadgets, games-grows out of a need with which we are born, rather than being a cause. I suspect that the research on goldfish is extremely limited and that the performance of these creatures should be taken with a pinch of salt.
I have gradually come to realize that the source of many of my problems lies precisely in this struggle. Wed, 22 Nov According to a much-referenced study, we humans are worse at concentrating than a goldfish.
To stop and wonder about what it is that we are actually doing. My brain, which functions so well on autopilot, is no longer helpful. Humans today lose their concentration after eight seconds. When he was a small boy, attending primary school, he shared his grand ambitions with his mother: Contrary to what I believed when I was younger, the basic state of our brain is one of chaos.
Here I respond to messages, attend meetings, read and converse.
Bliss-a second-by-second joy and gratitude at the gift of being alive, conscious-lies on the other side of crushing, crushing boredom.
I mention this study for the conclusions it draws about humans: We find an echo of Pascal in a note by the writer David Foster Wallace, who is from the same generation as me: But ride these waves out, he concluded, and it will feel like finally getting a drink of water after many days in the desert.
I often choose to do anything else rather than to fill the silence with myself. The reason that it took me so long to understand this is that my days often pass on autopilot.
I have more faith in Steve Jobs as a responsible father than as a visionary marketing genius. We live in the age of noise. In the year it was twelve seconds, while the goldfish averaged nine. Of course, such opportunities for interruption have increased dramatically over the last century, a trend that seems set to continue.
Perhaps it should be the other way around-that it might be good for people to occasionally be a little bit bored?According to the International Monetary Fund, China has the world s second largest economy with a value of the countries Gross Domestic Product at around 8.
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