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How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy, by Jenny Odell

If you’re a longtime reader, you may remember my post on doing nothing for a few minutes every day. This wasn’t where I got the idea from, but artist Jenny Odell’s call that we consider how our attention is stolen from us by our productivity obsessed, social media culture, will make you think. This isn’t a self-help book at all, and, indeed, it’s less about how to resist the attention economy, but more a reason why we should. I read this at the height of the pandemic, and I still think about it when I find myself drawn back toward the hustle.

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