March 23, 2018: Part I: Myriads of Attention

When you pay attention to boredom, it gets unbelievably interesting. Jon Kabat-Zinn

If one wonders about the state and evolution of civilization, just pay attention to driving on our nation’s roads. Are we so afraid of boredom, of nothingness, we stay busy—think cell phones for instance—even though when driving our attention should be focused on driving?

I suppose one could argue that civility only exists because it is scripted and regulated. Perhaps that is the necessity of trying to get “cats” going in the same direction. It is a world of myriad attentions. And our nation’s roads shout about those ragged edges.

But oh those regulations! A clear effort to impede freedom?

Perhaps that is another area of attention that can get unbelievably interesting.

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