“Attention is the scalpel you use to cut away the fat from your life, but the Internet has robbed you of it.”
I’ve liked watching Adam Ruins Everything for a while. It shows, for me as an outsider, what a crazy path the US has taken to becoming the capitalist/corporate behemoth that it is today. There’s a lot I will never understand about the States, but that’s beside the point. Adam Conover looks like this is almost personal for him.
I don’t know who came up with the premise for this video, but it stuck. Sometimes I flick this video open when I find myself becoming too bombarded and appreciate the simplicity of it. Time is the only truly non-renewable resource in our existence, and sometimes I’m wasting mine. Sitting back and watching this again centres me around my own goals and agency towards them.
I, too, dare you to watch this video. If only for the affirmation or reaffirmation that you are in control, if of nothing else, of your senses, thoughts, and motivation.