FOLLOW The problem of concentration
Any plan for sidestepping distractions calls for strategies on sidestepping distraction.
It is a fantasy to think that we can dodge distraction once and for all. There will always be exciting things to create distraction for the mind.
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FOLLOW Dealing with change
We can train to get good at dealing with times of massive change.
And here’s a secret: actually,
we’re always in times of change. If you’re waiting for things to settle down, it’s a beau...
We are always in transition. If you can just relax with that, you’ll have no problem.”
How our mind reacts to change It complains. It doesn’t like change that it didn’t choose. It gets angry at others. It blames and might lash out at them. It looks for comfort, for a return to what you’re used to, what you know, what you’ve always gone to for comfort. It tries to get control. This can be stressful, trying to control the massively uncontrollable. FOLLOW How Romanticism Ruined Love
To fall in love with someone feels like such a personal and spontaneous process, it can sound strange - and even rather insulting - to suggest that something else (we might call it society or culture) may be playing a covert, critical role in governing our relationships in their most intimate moment
The cultural backdrop
For most of recorded history, people got married for logical pragmatic sorts of reasons.
Since around 1750, we have been living in an era in the history of love that we can call Romanticism w...
The Romantic template Romanticism tells us that a long-term marriage can have all the excitement of a love affair. Romanticism proposed that true love must mean an end to all loneliness. Romanticism believed that choosing a partner should be about letting oneself be guided by feelings, rather than practical considerations. Romanticism believes that true love is synonymous with accepting everything about someone. The Romantic script is delusional
It's normative points include:
we should meet a person of extraordinary inner and outer beauty and immediately feel a special attraction to them, and they to us we should understand one another intuitively we don’t need an education in love we should have no secrets and spend constant time together we should raise a family without any loss of intensity our lover must be our soulmate, best friend, co-parent, co-chauffeur, accountant, household manager and spiritual guide FOLLOW A short history of the office
The history of the office illustrates not only how our work has changed but also how work's physical spaces respond to cultural, technological and social forces.
A slow change from home to office The office's history shows how our work has changed and how work's physical spaces respond to cultural, technological, and social influences At first, the office was an activity before it was a place Before the modern office, monasteries introduced timekeeping to the monk's daily routines. Later, the office was understood to be a factory-like environment. Work was depicted as a series of tasks that could be rationalised, standardised and calculated into an efficient production machine. How changes in technology influenced the office The telegraph, telephone, and dictating machine changed the concept of work and office design as telecommunications meant office could be separate from factories and warehouses and differentiate between white and blue-collar workers. While these technologies made a distributed workforce possible, American offices became more centralised. Online connectivity potentially ensures a move away from the office to working from home. Deepstash is better on the app. Discover new ideas and get inspired daily. GET THE APP SIGN IN