“All profound distraction opens certain doors. You have to allow yourself to be distracted when you are unable to concentrate.”
― Julio Cortázar, Around the Day in Eighty Worlds
What can we do about distractions? Don’t really know. Some are external which we have no control over (and is frustrating), then those we can exert some control over. In my street, there are two new houses currently under construction. This has been going on for over 12 months. Getting long the tooth now. There is the continuous sound of trucks coming and going, especially with that infernal beeping when reversing. The construction workers, men shouting from one end of the block to the other using constructive language. Glad to know education had a lot of meaning in developing their speech pathos. But there is always some distraction.
Then there are those distractions we create. I love these. Wonderful excuses not to get the job done. We all do it, but its the way in which we manage ourselves. I do believe distractions are part of our mental process, a way to deal with issues. We swirl it around in our brains, see how solutions fit and then decide to sort it out.