I was too distracted to read a one minute post, so I read a 48 minute post instead.
Tweaks for 2019 – Be frugal
I don’t have money, and I need a lot. So, I need to save money.
I have strict work and personal relations targets this year. They require me to be very focused, and not squander time or attention. I need to be frugal with my time and cognitive capacity this year.
I have set myself a target for running time, and I have an entry in London Marathon to address last year’s failings. Combined with demands for attention on work and relationships, I can’t afford to waste time or energy this year. I need to be frugal with my physical and mental energy, as well as with time.
I weigh too much, having gained 10 kg in the 7 months since the ankle injury. I need to lose weight, eat frugally.
Final tweak for the year: I will try to be frugal this year, with everything. Continue reading Tweaks for 2019 – Be frugal
Attention economy – a monopoly, and my dues
The thought process that went into building these applications, Facebook being the first of them, … was all about: ‘How do we consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible?‘
Sean Parker, ex President at Facebook
We’re living in an attention economy, and Facebook is the (almost-)monopoly firm.
This also answers:
- Why I don’t use Facebook and WhatsApp?
- Why I’m not as active on Twitter anymore?
- Why I’m not proud of still being moderately active on Instagram?
- Why I’ve given up watching TV, at least for the time being?
If it’s an attention economy, then I want to be paid for my attention. And a dopamine shot isn’t a worthy currency for me.