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Saving Attention

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It turns out that as much as you can pay with your attention, you can also save with it. Many people seem to think that time is a ressource, but is it, really? I have reasons to believe that time isn't a ressource. I think that you can't really allocate time, you can only pass through it. While passing through time what you really allocate is your attention. You PAY attention; and you only have so much of it. So how can we spend our attention more thoughtfully? How can we estimate the worth of the things that we spend our attention on? Is there any way that we can measure this kind of returns on investment? I have reasons to believe that yes, some things are more worthy of our attention that other things. Some things have better returns on investment than other things. Stop signs are worthy of our attention When some people are making a phone call, while driving a car on the highway, they probably don't measure the potential impact that this kind of attention spending can h