Attention Is Not a Resource, It’s an Experience

“Conceiving of attention as a resource misses the fact that attention is not just useful. It’s more fundamental than that: attention is what joins us with the outside world.”

We tend to think of attention as a resource we assign to specific tasks, but that overlooks one of the most valuable elements of attention — its ability to fuel exploration.

Dan Nixon suggests attention is not a resource, it’s an experience and that when used in an exploratory way it connects us to our deepest sense of purpose.

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