But I didn’t expect the side benefit: my mind wanders when I read, and it wanders to really good places. Places like an old friend I want to communicate with, a high priority to-do I forgot about, or an idea for a new blog. My mind doesn’t wander like this when I’m on the computer. My attention certainly strays, but it strays based on stimuli in front of my eyes, not in the back of my mind, and these screen-delivered diversions are usually not high priority. This realization seems really important. We all know that it’s good to read, but I’m starting to understand better why.
How The Little Urbanist Was Born
Adrian K. Dahlin