Attention is a finite resource, and because it describes what we’re looking at, what we’re working on, what we’re thinking about, who we’re talking to, it’s a deeply meaningful metric. How people choose to spend their attention can tell us a lot about what matters to them.
I’ve been thinking a lot about change recently. About how we all move through time — how time passes seemingly without end. How progress is inevitable, inescapable, incontrovertible. And yet the word progress is not quite right for what’s happening and that’s been bugging me. In one sense, sure, it’s pretty indisputable that we are moving forward, for there is no alternative. But progress implies moving upward as well, and, well, that’s where things get sticky.