It’s easy to get distracted by almost anything. As a reminder of that fact, programmer Jonathan Harris reminds us that we get to control what we pay attention to.
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Harris’ full quote is a nice reminder that what we pay attention is important:
We have these brief lives, and our only real choice is how we will fill them. Your attention is precious. Don’t squander it. Don’t throw it away. Don’t let companies and products steal it from you. Don’t let advertisers trick you into lusting after things you don’t need. Don’t let the media convince you to covet the lives of celebrities. Own your attention — it’s all you really have.
If you find yourself getting distracted by everything, remember that you’re in control of what you pay attention to.