The world gets faster and crazier every day. More happens on a monthly, weekly, daily basis than ever before. I know I’m not the only one who feels it. There’s just so much going on.
You could spend every waking hour reading news articles and end each day with thousands left to read. New discoveries, new technologies, new facts and opinions about those facts, new projects, new problems, new solutions to old problems… it never ends.
The world is constantly grabbing for your attention – have a spare minute? Look at your phone. Did you see what Trump just did!? The new policy? Did you hear what Google announced? Have you tried the new…?
It’s long been too much for one person to keep up with, but now our attention is spread especially thin. It’s hard to stay on top of one field, let alone several at once. There’s just too much going on.
We are right at the bottom of a sharp upward curve, one that shoots so far up into the clouds it’s impossible to see anywhere near the top.
I took this photo in LA 3 years ago. At that time, she seemed too weird and incomprehensible. Now I admire the freedom she could sense at that moment.