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Part consultancy, part thinktank, part social enterprise, Halcyon helps you prepare for and respond to personal, organisational and societal change.

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To be a catalyst is the ambition most appropriate for those who see the world as being in constant change, and who, without thinking that they control it, wish to influence its direction - Theodore Zeldin

Attention

What's Changing? - Empathy
Empathy
Halcyon Imagines 31 August 2019

 

Please see below selected recent empathy-related change.

 

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August 2019

What's Changing? - Attention

Attention

 

Please see below selected recent attention-related change.

 

See also: What's New? - Attention

 

July 2019

  • An author argued that in a world with infinite information and opportunity, we don’t grow by knowing or doing more, we grow by the ability to correctly focus on less. We should therefore consider adopting an "attention diet" - similar to a nutritional diet - by cutting out whole categories of consumption for a period of time, Our bodies (or minds) could thereby adjust, becomes healthier, and then, ideally, after enough time you no longer crave the "old guilty pleasures".

 

June 2019

On the unnamed

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The growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs - George EliotMiddlemarch

 

Unexpected celebrities have in recent times included the likes of Captain Sully Sullenberger and Susan Boyle, whose years of patiently working on their own talents suddenly came good, shooting them instantly to international attention, and who then accepted the spotlight, perhaps reluctantly, but with quiet dignity nonetheless.

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What to do with too much information is the great riddle of our time - Theodore Zeldin

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The need to diet, which we know so well in relation to food, and which runs so contrary to our natural impulse, is something we now have to relearn in relation to knowledge, people and ideas. We require periods of fast in the life of our minds no less than in that of our bodies - Alain de Botton, http://theschooloflife.typepad.com/the_school_of_life/2010/03/alain-de-…

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The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself - Henry Miller

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Only by combining data stored deep within our brains can we forge new ideas. No amount of magpie assemblage can compensate for this slow, synthetic creativity. Hyperlinks and overstimulation mean the brain must give most of its attention to short-term decisions. Little makes it through the fragile transfer into deeper processing - The Economist, http://www.economist.com/node/16423330?story_id=16423330&fsrc=scn/tw/te…