Thursday, December 11, 2008

Multi-tasking Not Always a Plus


Even though today was a very creative day in terms of good things to read, this sentence got my attention more readily than others.
The person making the statement is referring to something quotidian, menial even, but the truth he reveals by the simple syntax made me pause for a couple of minutes.
"“Usually when I’m shaving, I’m thinking about something else,” he said. “I’m so used to multitasking that to do something that you have to commit to, it makes you feel alive.”
Read it all here.




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9 comments:

Dan said...

I totally get what he's saying. Multi-tasking is fine and dandy but it also robs one of the ability to just enjoy the moment.

Mary said...

I can say the same about mascara application. Come to think of it, it's way I enjoy the daily activity....

Mary said...

I can say the same about mascara application. Come to think of it, it's way I enjoy the daily activity....

Sra said...

Just the other day I couldn't remember if I had locked my apartment door mere seconds after leaving the apartment and descending the stairs, simply because I don't think about it while I do it.

pyr0man99 said...

My favorite barbershop gives an old fashioned shave with hot shaving cream and a single razor, and it's just nice to take some time and enjoy it. It also turns out better than what you get with newer razor's, but that's due to their skill, patience, and attention to detail.

Billy said...

There is a much deeper principle at play here, that is, knowing how to relate to each context ad choosing how much attention to bestow to each situation. Multi-tasking seems to have taken over and that's now always good. Productivity is now what it's all about.

James said...

This new age demands for a maximizing of time and such. I say, a task at a time is best. I find I do better that way, anyway.

Dana said...

Apropos!!

Nicki said...

Being fully focused on the moment is almost seen as a waste of time in modernity.
I never concurred with this way of thinking.