LIKE MOST people, I use my mobile phone all of the time. I read on it, I do research on it, I write on it, I listen to music, podcast and audiobooks on it. Sometimes, I check my email account only to discover that I last checked it a few minutes ago.
BACK STORIES are a rich source of information and entertainment, but we have evolved not to think about them because absolutely everything has its own history - and dwelling on the history of everything can lead to cognitive overload. It’s a shame, though, because we miss so much - we look without seeing. And so I’m going to offer you a practical exercise in curiosity.