This Bad Habit Can make you Smarter
We do it all the time.
We come upon persons who’re far away, deep in thought and oblivious of their surroundings, and we take it upon ourselves to jolt them out of their reverie, often with righteous indignation. (Why not? They’re wasting their lives dreaming up unicorns).
At school, teachers hate it. At work, bosses cannot stand it, and even though we rarely speak of it, we all believe that daydreaming is a sign of laziness, unseriousness and joblessness.
But yet again, science has proven us wrong. (more…)