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Book cover for How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy
The story is about a carpenter who sees a tree (in one version, a serrate oak, a similar-looking relative to our coast live oak) of impressive size and age. But the carpenter passes it right by, declaring it a “worthless tree” that has only ...more
Penelope Douglas
“He pulls in a pair of his old muddy, rain boots from when he was thirteen or so and tosses them across the floor at her.”
Penelope Douglas, Credence

Ali Hazelwood
“FUN FACT ABOUT me: I am a fairly mellow person, but I happen to have a very violent fantasy life. Maybe it’s an overactive amygdala. Maybe it’s too much estrogen. Maybe it’s the lack of parental role models in my formative years. I honestly don’t know what the cause is, but the fact remains: I sometimes daydream about murdering people. By “sometimes,” I mean often. And by “people,” I mean Levi Ward. I have my first vivid reverie on my third day at NASA, when I imagine offing him with poison.”
Ali Hazelwood, Love on the Brain

Jenny Odell
“Diogenes thought every “sane” person in the world was actually insane for heeding any of the customs upholding a world full of greed, corruption, and ignorance.”
Jenny Odell, How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

Johann Hari
“I don't think it's a coincidence that this crisis in paying attention has taken place at the same time as the worst crisis of democracy since the 1930s. People who can't focus will be more drawn to simplistic authoritarian solutions--and less likely to see clearly when they fail. A world full of attention-deprived citizens alternating between Twitter and Snapchat will be a world of cascading crises where we can't get a handle on any of them.”
Johann Hari, Stolen Focus: Why You Can't Pay Attention- and How to Think Deeply Again

Andrea Dworkin
“There is a misery of the body and a misery of the mind, and if the stars, whenever we looked at them, poured nectar into our mouths, and the grass became bread, we would still be sad. We live in a system that manufactures sorrow, spilling it out of its mill, the waters of sorrow, ocean, storm, and we drown down, dead, too soon.”
Andrea Dworkin, Woman Hating

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