Even checked distractions will lead you to distraction. What holds attention determines
This very day I have been repeating over and over to myself a verbal jingle whose mawkish silliness was the secret of
itshaunting power. I loathed yet could not banish it.
What holds attention determines action.William James, The Principles of Psychology
Was it a rhyme or a sick joke that got in the thinker's way? What do you think James was referring to?
Fast forward to modern day distraction.