The Subtle Conspiracy Against Self-Discipline | BOOK EXCERPT |
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“Ironically, whereas the American tradition once centered around an ethic of thrift and industriousness, it’s now mutated into a culture of sloth and indulgence. So becoming privy to this trend – devising means to prevent it fro developing within yourself – is as critical to building discipline in the digital age as any of the more personal, internal dynamics involved.”
“We’re conditioned for attention-deficit disorder and disorderliness rather than clarity and concentration…as our culture becomes more mobile, high-speed, techno-stressed, information-cluttered and media-saturated, we’re getting pushed out of our ability to focus without even notice it.”.
“Here, of course, I only mean ‘conspiracy’ in the allegorical sense: none of this is to criticize the world, suggest that it intentionally conspires against you or promote a victim mentality, but only to highlight the specific trends most detrimental to your productivity that tend to operate beyond our awareness. It’s simply a framework to help you conquer yourself…”
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