The ability to switch between open playfulness and narrow analytical focus is a central ability in creative work and life in general

  • Book - How to Take Smart NotesBook - How to Take Smart Notes


    author: Sönke Ahrens
    title: How to take smart notes: one simple technique to boost writing, learning and thinking: for students, academics and nonfiction book writers
    talks about a paper by Dean (2013) that looks at both the ability to have wandering childlike minds that are open and a strong analytical and focused ability on problem solving. It argues that successful scientists combine both of these skills. (But how? Look at the paper in question)
  • A question that I have asked myself is similar to this concept: "How do we keep a relaxed outlook on life while also cutting out the bullshit and focusing on the essential" These ideas seem contrary in the first place
  • I will need to return to this as I learn more about the human psyche in courses or books