The Modern Distractions

By Prajwal Haniya

The gadgets and the internet have made our life much easier. But, there are some downsides to this too. The average individual attention span has reduced significantly. Watching short forms of content is making us switch from one content to another and get dopamine bursts.

It takes years together to build a skill. I am experiencing this in the field of software development. There are many programming languages to learn, but you can master only one at a time and it takes years of coding experience to code efficiently at it. So, switching between programming languages isn’t a good idea. Watching a lot of tutorial videos isn’t a good idea too. The blogs are way more efficient than watching somebody code. Reading and then implementing can be efficient, at least, I have experienced that.

There is a lot of distraction around today. The algorithms will make you hook to the platform if you aren’t aware. They are far more efficient at analyzing your watch patterns and recommend videos based on that. So, more than giving responsibility to the external world, we are all individually accountable for the things that we are facing today or the events that may follow. You are the captain of your ship.