Flexibility and Focus

girl-coffee-pcAnd then there’s the furiously focused teen girl, so completely lost in some online game, that I doubt she remembers anything or anyone who was here.

The place was packed.  Boisterous, noisy, friendly. 

But her eyes never left the computer screen, never acknowledged anyone in the room. She sat cross-legged, her feet never on the ground for a solid hour. 

Totally gone in the game.

Except once – to dash off to the restroom for a lightning-fast pee break, and then dash back to the game.

Impressive, really.  Most of history’s greatest achievers used intense focus to change the world.

While it’s unlikely she’ll change the world while immersed in the world of a computer game, we can hope that she’s learning an important skill – focused commitment – that will someday help her change the real world.

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