27. Congratulations to you if you have an unfocused mind!
28. I repeat: your “attention deficit” is an attention surplus.
29. Indeed, by not getting stuck on one thing, you manage to track many things.
30. A distractible mind is an agile mind.
31. A mind that cannot be distracted is a non-reactive mind. That’s an evolutionary minus.
32. A mind that is easily distracted is a reactive mind. That’s an evolutionary plus.
33. Recognize: mind is hopelessly one-track: mind is zero-sum: mind is “either/or.”
34. Recognize: distractibility is mind’s attempt to keep track of more than one thing at a time.
35. Recognize: distractibility is an openness to stimuli, an openness to context.
36. That’s why I keep saying: “attention deficit” is actually “attention surplus.”
“Attention Surplus: Rethinking ADD” (P. Somov, 2012)
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