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Bloomsbury presents Stolen Focus by Johann Hari, read by Johann Hari.
Why have we lost our ability to focus? What are the causes? And, most importantly, how do we get it back?
For Stolen Focus, internationally best-selling author Johann Hari went on a three-year journey to uncover the reasons why our teenagers now focus on one task for only 65 seconds, and why office workers on average manage only three minutes. He interviewed the leading experts in the world on attention and learned that everything we think about this subject is wrong.
We think our inability to focus is a personal failing—a flaw in each one of us. It is not. This has been done to all of us by powerful external forces. Our focus has been stolen. Johann discovered there are 12 deep cases of this crisis, all of which have robbed some of our attention. He shows us how in a thrilling journey that ranges from Silicon Valley dissidents, to a favela in Rio where attention vanished, to an office in New Zealand that found a remarkable way to restore our attention.
Crucially, he learned how—as individuals and as a society—we can get our focus back, if we are determined to fight for it.
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|Durée||10 heures et 13 minutes|
|Date de publication sur Audible.fr||06 janvier 2022|
|Éditeur||Bloomsbury Publishing Plc|
|Type de programme||Livre audio|
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Things go slightly awry however in the second half. Johann interviews a man who says that chemicals are not tested before they are used in the environment - this is untrue (at least in the UK, if this is in the US only it should be made clear). The field of ecotoxicology may be small but it does exist and I have worked in it myself. I have LITERALLY lab-tested chemicals before they are allowed to be used in the environment. After this error I wasn't able to take the book so seriously.
Johann moves on to ADHD, which is interesting, but a lot of the information comes from neurotypical people, rather than neurodiverse people themselves.
All in all I loved the first half, I have loved Johann's other books, but the second half of this one didn't quite hit the mark.
This book is very revealing as to why we are hooked to our social media and our ever growing screens (they're getting huge!). He delves into the origins of the internet, the people behind it, and the disturbing motives and greed of those who have profited (beyond) handsomely for their roles in our lives. I'm not going to say you need to read this, but you will be more informed of why you scroll, why the scroll even exists, and again, the motives of the inventions that engage you, and keep you engaged. Most of all, it attempts to explain the damage that is being done to us and our children. Our IQ, our concentration, and consequently, our learning, are all put at a disadvantage, and the author has the facts and figures to back up his claims.
The author poses difficult questions for us as individuals and as parents. He doesn't have all the answers unfortunately, but knowledge and awareness can lead to power over what seems to control us, that's if we use the knowledge and awareness that we gain. A good read, but now how do we get our kids (and ourselves) to reduce media platform exposure to increase focus, without them hating us? I hope his next book can lend a hand with that!
He offers very useful insight into the problems facing society though, and for that reason the book is worth a read. He's inspired me to, for example, read more books, and change my device habits.