My daughter gave me a book for Father’s Day called “Gumption” by Nick Offerman. He offers a bit of wisdom from Herbert A. Simon, a political scientist and Nobel Prize laureate.
“In an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes.
What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.
A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.”
One of the best explanations I’ve heard of the collective and endemic ADHD we have as a 21st century civilization. And I believe Mr. Simon said it in 1981. Yes, Simon says.