UI (User Interface) designers exploit our psychological pitfalls to keep us hooked and engaged on the latest apps. Marketers use our strongest emotions (desire and fear) against us to sell their products and services. Journalists and talk show hosts sensationalize events from around the world.
Attention is the new gold and businesses are getting better and better in mining it.
For an individual, it’s more difficult than ever to stay focused on the things that really matter. It’s more difficult than ever to protect your free will from being influenced at your own expense.
Are you able to cut yourself loose from the strings that constantly try to pull you from your path? Are you able to be more than a puppet?
Recognize distractions. Stay on the path, your own path.
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