Daily Gleanings (9 August 2019)

Mark Goodacre discusses “sourceomania”—whose definition he abstracts from Morton Enslin as “the unnecessary and obsessional evocation of sources to explain elements in a work at the expense of considering authorial creativity” (1, 2).


Freedom provides an adapted excerpt from Nir Eyal’s, Indistractable, on the nature and importance of focus. The post comments in part,

Henry Ford said, “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.” If checking email for a quick minute takes the pressure off having to think through a big assignment at work, you’ll keep clicking away if you don’t have the tools to realize and deal with the difficulty. If you don’t change your ways, you’ll soon carve a mental rut that teaches your brain to automatically escape hard work instead of working through it.

For more, see Freedom’s original post.

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