Browsing All posts tagged under »attention«

How To Make Time Slow Down

May 26, 2010

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According to many sources, Albert Einstein once said the following: “When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it’s longer than any hour. That’s relativity.” I’m far from an expert on relativity, despite the many […]

Beginning to See the Light?

May 21, 2010

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I can’t tell you how many times I’ve moved a stack of extremely important papers, things I’ve been meaning to either deal with or file, only to find the stack a year later — undealt with and unfiled. Sometimes I don’t even remember what the papers are or why they were important in the first […]

Attention Must Be Paid! (Could I At Least Borrow Some?)

May 12, 2010

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We are human and so we not only want attention, we need it. In prison, they put people into isolation to punish them, and apparently it works. Celebrities pursue attention relentlessly, until they get too much of it, and then they run away and pretend to hide. Web-based social gatherings attract millions, all clamoring to […]