Confessions of a researchaholic

January 19, 2021

Being attentive

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 9:25 pm

I was reading this book chapter about a group of poker players at a game table, some closely observed every play and some just focused on their own thoughts.
The former can learn others’ habits and adapt their betting strategies, while the latter can bust out even with a mathematically good hand.

This made me realize that I could have paid more outward attention and less inward looking to the different situations I have been in, from daily conversations/meetings (too much self distractions) to international jobs/travels (too little observation these different people and places).

This also relates to a maxim of meditation, of being present, which can enhance happiness and productivity.

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