CONSUMING OUR ATTENTION
Herbert A. Simon (1916-2001) American economist, computer scientist, political scientist and cognitive psychologist (Nobel Prize in Economics 1978) wrote,
“In an [Digital] information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.”
“I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.” (Book of Psalms 119:45) There is always a choice. Lord, protect me on my weak days. Don’t let my attention be consumed.
“I assure you, we tell you what we know and have seen, and yet you won’t believe our testimony.” Jesus