Distraction #2

I did finish Distraction. I am never the most attentive reader but the ideas that stuck out were poetry, art and relationships. What I will note here, in case I ever want to come back, is that these three things are useful for freedom in part because of their constraints. Experiencing emotions, attending to what is in front of you and the commitment of close relationships can call for control to be relinquished. On the other hand, these are some of the opportunities in life to test old ideas and develop new ones through the energy to continue on, the data offered by experience and the direction we find when we account for the choices we make.

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