…nally the advertising has paid for that content (and as such, our time), but the world is changing. Advertisers might be able to buy our “live” time, but our “non-live” time is increasingly not for sale. There’s simply too much else to do.
You shouldn’t take an elevator or a rocket to that type of feeling. You have to take the stairs, that is, work very hard on a relationship over years or put all of yourself into a creative project.
In other words, I became borderline obsessive about “what comes next,” and in the process, lost sight of “the now.”