Happiness and attention

Happiness and attention

Review by Paul Bloom

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Attention and the Focused Life

By Winifred Gallagher

Penguin Press. 244 pp. $25.95

Don’t check your e-mail; stop Twittering, browsing, Facebooking, eating, drinking, listening to music and watching the children. Take seriously, if just for a few minutes, what Winifred Gallagher describes as the grand unifying theory of psychology: Your life is the sum of what you focus on. Then consider the main implication of this theory: The skillful management of attention is the key to happiness and fulfillment. Live the focused life.

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