William Deresiewicz 655 words, 27K views, 26 comments
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On Sep 22, 2020Lucrezia wrote :
I don't know if I believe we aren't meant to multi-task. For example, mothers do it all the time. Even in "primitive" tribes, you see a woman with her baby wrapped onto her body, and the baby is either breastfeeding or sleeping while she cooks over a fire and cares for her other children or child. It is great to have the luxury to sit without anything to disruptone's thoughts but even in taking a walk in nature you can walk with only your thoughts but hopefully your also keenly aware of the forest sounds and possible danger, and the awareness of where you are, so you aren't blindly walking where you don't become aware of landmarks to remember so you can safely return. This too is multitasking.
On Sep 23, 2020Bindu Vaz wrote :
What you describe when you refer to the walk in the forest is being keenly aware (or dare I say, awakened to) all our senses simultaneously. I wouldn’t call this multitasking. In fact, we have lost our ability to be aware of our various senses simultaneously because of multitasking!
The baby being nursed while the mother does something else is also not a fair example of multitasking because the baby is doing its thing and the mom is doing her thing! â˜ºï¸