Winning the War on Distraction: Here’s How

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New York Times columnist David Brooks on how to win the war on distraction:

…if you want to win the war for attention, don’t try to say “no” to the trivial distractions you find on the information smorgasbord; try to say “yes” to the subject that arouses a terrifying longing, and let the terrifying longing crowd out everything else.

So how does one arouse this “terrifying longing”?

Look to children.

Read Brooks’ tactics for winning the war with distraction here.

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