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Why I Returned My iPad - Peter Bregman - Harvard Business Review
Being bored is a precious thing, a state of mind we should pursue. Once boredom sets in, our minds begin to wander, looking for something exciting, something interesting to land on. And that's where creativity arises.

My best ideas come to me when I am unproductive. When I am running but not listening to my iPod. When I am sitting, doing nothing, waiting for someone. When I am lying in bed as my mind wanders before falling to sleep. These "wasted" moments, moments not filled with anything in particular, are vital.

They are the moments in which we, often unconsciously, organize our minds, make sense of our lives, and connect the dots. They're the moments in which we talk to ourselves. And listen.

To lose those moments, to replace them with tasks and efficiency, is a mistake. What's worse is that we don't just lose them. We actively throw them away.
addiction  attention  creativity  family  parenting  brain  ipad  work  socialmedia  time  technology  psychology  gtd  apple  innovation 
june 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Amy Winehouse in "Is Kanye West headlining this year's Glastonbury?" | News | Guardian Unlimited Music
"There are certain instances where I'll be out and I'll be drunk, and I'll come to work and I'll be shattered. Then there are other days where I'm like, 'Listen, if you want to have a nice day, please get me some alcohol.'"
alcohol  work  jobs  uk  music  addiction  drinking 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge

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