August 6, 2011
Work-Life Balance: Another Reason to Unplug
Scott Adams writes in the WSJ today that our loss of "boredom" (that thing that arises when you're not glued to your smartphone, Xbox, Kindle, iPad, etc.) may be directly correlated with a loss of creativity. What would a world look like where leaders and innovators lack "boredom"? In addition to "people acting more dogmatic than usual" and "the economy flat-lin[ing] for lack of industry-changing innovation," the money quote for me was:
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Thank you for your article and pointing out the need for a quiet space to achieve balance in one's life. Our society is so full of noise and distractions. We have messages bombarding us from all directions telling us how to look or act, it's no wonder that this environment could stifle one's creativity. One only has to compare the detail and bells and whistles on kids' toys to those of the past. Kids back in the day had to imagine the flashing lights and make their own noises.
Posted by: Dana Atman, Esq. | Aug 9, 2011 12:35:51 PM