In Praise of Mindless Time

Why letting your attention wander may be the best way to set goals, make discoveries, and live a balanced life.

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I am going to do my best to hold your attention until the very last word of this column. Actually, I know it’s futile. Along the way, your mind will wander off, then return, then drift away again. But I can console myself with some recent research on the subject of mind wandering. Mind wandering is not necessarily the sign of a boring column. It’s just one of the things that make us human. Everybody knows what it is like for one’s mind to wander, and yet, for a long time psycho...
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