Your Attention Didn’t Collapse. It Was Stolen…
Social media and many other facets of modern life are destroying our ability to concentrate. We need to reclaim our minds while we still can.
In this very personal and insightful article by Johan Hari published in The Guardian, he explains how it came to him that our ability to pay attention was cracking and breaking.
Over the next three years he travelled the world from Miami to Moscow to Melbourne, interviewing the leading global experts about focus. What he learned persuaded him that we are not now just facing a normal anxiety about attention, of the kind every generation goes through as it ages. We are living in a serious attention crisis – one with huge implications for how we live. He discovered there are twelve factors that have been proven to reduce people’s ability to pay attention and that many of these factors have been rising in the past few decades – sometimes dramatically.
To read the full article in The Guardian, please click here.