Johann Hari On The Attention Crisis And Reclaiming Our Focus – This Week’s Six Pixels of Separation Podcast

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Episode #873 of Six Pixels of Separation – The ThinkersOne Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to

I have been struggling with my attention and focus. I have noticed the same issues with the younger people in my life. I’m seeing teenagers scroll TikTok (with no volume) like it’s a fidget spinner, and adults who can’t interact with others without their iPhones being involved. This could be one of the most important conversations about our present (and future) that I have ever had (not exaggerating). Meet Johann Hari, a three-time New York Times best-selling author and Executive Producer of an Oscar-nominated movie and a star-studded TV series. His writing has been praised by icons like Oprah, Noam Chomsky, Elton John, Naomi Klein, and more. His last book Stolen Focus – Why You Can’t Pay Attention took the world by storm in 2022. Garnering multiple awards and accolades, it became a best-seller across three continents… and was, without a doubt, my favorite book of the year. He is also the author of, Chasing the Scream and Lost Connections. With close to 100 million views, Johann’s TED Talks are a must-watch. Stolen Focus is an incredibly relevant and essential read in today’s fast-paced digital age. The book delves into the root causes of our dwindling attention spans and offers insights into how we can reclaim our ability to focus. This well-researched book uncovers the consequences of this information overload on our mental health, relationships, and overall well-being. We are in this attention crisis. How do we make conscious choices and reclaim our focus, ultimately paving the way for a more attentive and productive society? Listen in. Enjoy the conversation…

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