This common term often struts, masquerading as mindset, all while we know its inefficacy. Someone shared this nuanced – scalpel-like evisceration:
multitasking - the art of messing up several things at the same time
I love this nuanced, an important lesson/reminder worth considering – because we work so hard at being smart, organized, list-makers, task-triage, and time-efficiency. It fosters none.
We try so hard to be everything, to do everything, to master everything. It masters us, allows us to be indentured to our bosses. More deeply indentured to this mantra, that we must be perfect at everything, get it all done, be on time, under budget and so scarily wise ~ all at the same time.
This term surfaced in common usage in 1966 – like many things from the 60’s, we might want to leave this one behind.
I think perplexification is a worthy addition to our language. “I prefer concentration, dedication, and avoidance of medication …“ OK, if you meant to say “medication” it puts an interesting twist on the last paragraph. Here’s my twist and contribution to the lexicon: “Meditation is medication for the soul“. Your point seems to be rather that meditation is simply mind numbing and progress inhibiting. Let’s arm wrestle over this. Winner take truth, RH, Calgary, AB
Ah, Mark, Trust you to come up with the perfect new word! Descriptive just seeing it! I would love to read your dictionary definition. It should be added, just so good! Perplexification , SF, Lethbridge, AB
Love the new word and the quote, and hope we are also energetic in our doing of the new normal. LH, Lethbridge, AB