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When I was a child, one of the first things I did when I got off the floor of the bus to school in the morning, and I saw the last of my class, was I ran up to the front of the bus, and I grabbed the girl next to me by the shoulders and pulled her towards me, and I wrapped my arms and legs around her, and I buried my face in her hair, and I kissed her, and I thought, she's mine now. That was the feeling I had. But as adults, we've changed that. We want the whole bus to see it, everyone watching us, everyone able to see us having this wonderful moment, but we're forced to keep looking split-second by the gaze of those around us. And we're forced to keep improving the shot, to keep trying new things, to keep improving, because even as we do that, we keep falling back to that one moment, that one fleeting moment. And that's not the kind of relationship we build.
So for me, the lesson is this. Trust your instincts. Don't be afraid to give up what seems to be valuable, what seems to be valuable, what seems to be valuable in order to have that one fleeting, infinitesimal relationship. Because the more you can get away from that, the more likely you'll be to thrive as a human being.
Now, my question is: who invented the split second?
Sparknotes: an article on io9 about the split second.
More specifically, it's about this moment when your eyes adjust your gaze from one thing to the next, and your attention shifts in precisely that instant.
So David Henderson and I have been arguing about this moment for some time, and I gave a talk at the British Computer Security Conference about it.
David and I agree that you should pay particular attention to how this moment is being framed, and we came to a tentative conclusion that the best way to frame this moment is as a question of right and wrong. How much emphasis should we place on what's really going on in your life? How much emphasis should we place on what's going on in the moment? So that you can shift your attention and adjust your focus, we've come to the conclusion that there should be three different kinds of attention: conceptual; acu- ral; and conceptual focused.
Now, I'm David Henderson, and I'm going to talk to you now about what, exactly, that means.
David, can I just pause here and say something else?
Can I just pause here and say something else?
Can I pause here and say something else?