If you’re like most people, you don’t control your attention.
It’s not because you have “attention deficit disorder.”
That is NOT the problem.
People don’t suffer from a deficit of attention.
They mostly suffer from having their attention purposefully misdirected by other people.
If you watch the news on T.V. expecting to be informed you’re primed for misdirection.
There are people and corporate entities that benefit from the large-scale misdirection of people’s attention.
But let’s not go looking for a scapegoat.
You can’t blame the greedy network executives or the opportunistic politicians; they’re just playing the game to win.
If your attention is mis-directed then it’s your own fault.
You have the power to direct your attention, if you want.
You know this, right? (can you even sit still with your eyes closed for 10 minutes?)
Sure, right now it’s hard to control your attention.
But that’s because you’ve become complacent about managing your attention.
So what can you do about that?
You can train your mind, if you want to.
Or you can just go with the flow.
You don’t control the flow.