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    Attention Activist | Jay Vidyarthi | 4 min
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    • Pegeen
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      2 months ago

      I can experiment with choosing articles on Readup that might challenge my preferences more easily than a series or movie on Netflix. Perhaps it’s the time factor. But I also think it’s the quality of writing that keeps my interest, which is not as assured in the writing of scripts for TV or movies. I can’t tolerate - or sit through - a really silly or trite series. And why should I? There is enough quality prime tv shows to choose from and fortunately I have close family and friends who offer suggestions. At the end of the day, when I want to relax, that does not mean settle for nonsense.

    • chrissetiana
      Top reader this week
      2 months ago

      We have the world at our fingertips and yet we remain unsatisfied with our options.

      Our insatiable need for something more.

    • thorgalle
      Top reader this week
      2 months ago

      Beautiful how this reflection can be applied to life in general. I can relate and need this advice sometimes!

      The very moment any title looks even remotely interesting to you, immediately hit ‘play’.

      Sometimes saying ‘yes’ when I’m thinking ‘no’ opens things up for me.

      That often materializes! Doubts before, but no regrets after. This is an answer to the adage “If it’s not HELL YES, it’s a no”. It seems to come down to balancing the yesses and noes, whatever you think of them :)

    • Plum2 months ago

      Yes, making commitments, however small is a huge part of attention and so important for our wellbeing.

    • jwigdor2 months ago

      Excellent thesis on analysis paralysis "It’s as true for Netflix as it is for life. You’ll never find fulfillment if you only ever skim the surface of the infinite, potential futures which lie before you. Sometimes you need to break through your paralyzing thoughts and just dive in. Maybe the perfect choice is simply whichever one you make."

    • bartadamley
      Scout
      2 months ago

      You keep scrolling and the next thing you know, it’s been half an hour. You could have actually watched most of these shows in the time you took to indecisively skim this ocean of rectangles.

      Enjoyable read reflecting on how we can utilize streaming services to practice our decision-making abilities. As we can easily paralyze ourselves with an over-indebted amount of choices... it is much better to simply get rid of the cognitive dissonance and pick something.

      It is increasingly harder to make a decision due to "infobesity", but I am a firm believer that we will not know what life will hold for us in the future... if we live passively, active decision-making is critical for one's happiness.

    • deephdave
      Top reader this weekReading streakScout
      2 months ago

      It’s as true for Netflix as it is for life. You’ll never find fulfillment if you only ever skim the surface of the infinite, potential futures which lie before you. Sometimes you need to break through your paralyzing thoughts and just dive in. Maybe the perfect choice is simply whichever one you make.