Attention is a Resource

Today, the New York Times’ SundayReview features a great column by Matthew B. Crawford: The Cost of Paying Attention.

Attention is a resource; a person has only so much of it […] What if we saw attention in the same way that we saw air or water, as a valuable resource that we hold in common? Perhaps, if we could envision an “attentional commons,” then we could figure out how to protect it.