What explains the creative benefits of relaxation and booze? The answer involves the surprising advantage of not paying attention. Although we live in an age that worships focus—we are always forcing ourselves to concentrate, chugging caffeine—this approach can inhibit the imagination. We might be focused, but we’re probably focused on the wrong answer.
Jonah Lehrer, ‘How to Be Creative’
[x]#9916 fan Sunday 11 March 2012 @ 12:22:39