Over the past few days I’ve been thinking about an article in New York Magazine called In Defense of Distraction. Because it helps to dispel some misconceptions about attention and distraction it’s a pretty useful article for those working with teens to read.

Some of my favorite points and quotes from the article include:

  • When talking about those who lament the number of distractions people of all ages are faced with, Sam Anderson, the author of this article writes, “Our jobs depend on connectivity. Our pleasure-cycles—no trivial matter—are increasingly tied to it. Information rains down faster and thicker every day, and there are plenty of non-moronic reasons for it to do so. The question, now, is how successfully we can adapt.”
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