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Reading Johan Hari's article on his book on reduction of attention span and lack of flow states in modern life.

It's good, though I remain unconvinced of the idea that there was some period of human history where everyone was focused and flowing and happy and attention deficit was unusual. Seems more likely humans have always struggled to concentrate or think for long periods. These things have always been difficult and required training and practice.

Peak book-reading before the internet, with fewer fun distractions, was probably pretty good for training people to be better at it though.

theguardian.com/science/2022/j

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