November 10th, 2001

ink in water

distracted by bright shiny concepts

I've been musing: is my conceptual/philosophical/psychological basis: Am I prone
to distraction by shiny ideas and concepts? In my last conversation with Susan,
she pointed that I was prone to overinflating the importance of small, relatively
pointless events -- and I remember Steve making a similar assertion ages ago.

I'm going to try to organize my thinking: not to control it per se, but to be more
aware of my thought processes, and to modulate them accordingly
when the behaviours they produce or fail to produce are undesirable.
It might sound like I've decided to be a control freak, and I'd like to assure
you that's not the case. I would to be less blurry/foggy/confused in general.