Life & Philosophy

Out of control

We've lost our impulse control. The dopamine squeezed into our heads from touching our screens has made us impatient and short-tempered. 

Instead of responding to the world as it is, we respond to as we'd like it to be. But life isn't a video game. 

Patience comes back with practice — the frustration from being deviceless rebuilds the inner gears of self-control. Fresh information from books helps counteract the addictive sorcery of our phones. So does a prescription to a walk in nature

We become what we expect, as it plays a vital role in carving how we experience the world. 

So instead of chasing that rectangular glare, take boredom's imagination for a ride, all the better while we take your thoughts for a walk.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of four books.

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