Day 2 – Attention Poverty and Three Books

Lesson: Welcome back to ‘The Focused Reader.’ Today, let’s explore a concept Daniel Goleman introduced: that a wealth of information leads to a poverty of attention. In our world boiling with data and distractions, it’s normal to find focusing difficult. You’re not alone if you feel overwhelmed or easily distracted. This is a common challengeContinue reading Day 2 – Attention Poverty and Three Books

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5 thoughts on “Day 2 – Attention Poverty and Three Books

  1. Luckily my mind did not wander yesterday. I am nearing the end of a book and enjoying it– though I do not want it to end.

  2. I wondered in the first minute or so but reminded myself that the timer will be my permission to wonder.

    My three books are great. So far I am sticking with The Rewire Retirement Method as I am less than three months from retiring!

  3. My mind didn’t wander much at all yesterday. There was the occasional moment in which I went back and re-read a line or paragraph because my focus wasn’t 100%, but those were few and far between.

    I have three books I really like, but for now I’m going to stick with Lucretius’s “On The Nature of Things.” My intention is to take a deeper dive into philosophy; “On the Nature of Things” is a book recommended in the Yale open philosophy course.

  4. I started The Covenant of Water and am enjoying it. It’s an engaging read with beautiful writing.

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