Model for Introspection by the sculptor Alexander Stirling Calder (1870-1945). Photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son (from here (en.wikipedia.org))
WHY DON’T WE TAKE THE TIME TO THINK?
It is one of the chronic complaints of our era. “I have no time to think!” Supposedly, we are too busy, but that does not seem to be true. The truth seems to be that we are too busy keeping busy. Why? Consider this excerpt from No Time to Think (nytimes.com).
“We had noted how wedded to our devices we all seem to be and that people seem to find any excuse they can to keep busy,” said Timothy Wilson, a psychology professor at the University of Virginia and lead author of the study. “No one had done a simple study letting people go off on their own and think.”
The results surprised him and have created a stir in the…
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