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    Does anybody else have this problem?

    J/k.

    I mean, if you want to discuss your own problem with focusing attention, that's fine. I just want to point out that I am having a difficult time concentrating on things these days. This gives me more of a Sensor appearance than I used to have online, when I used to write those longish essays. So if you write anything longish as well as jargonish, chances are I won't (be able to) read it all the way through.

    Lately, when I call somewhere with a phone tree option that I have to listen through, I can't concentrate long enough for the option I need. Either I completely space out the voice over the phone, or I just hang up. My solution to this has been to hold the phone far away enough from my ear so that I have to concentrate on it in order to hear the recording.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal+ View Post
    Does anybody else have this problem?

    J/k.

    I mean, if you want to discuss your own problem with focusing attention, that's fine. I just want to point out that I am having a difficult time concentrating on things these days. This gives me more of a Sensor appearance than I used to have online, when I used to write those longish essays. So if you write anything longish as well as jargonish, chances are I won't (be able to) read it all the way through.

    Lately, when I call somewhere with a phone tree option that I have to listen through, I can't concentrate long enough for the option I need. Either I completely space out the voice over the phone, or I just hang up. My solution to this has been to hold the phone far away enough from my ear so that I have to concentrate on it in order to hear the recording.
    I dunno, you don't even seem to be reading your own OPs, so I would say you have a problem. I'd like to give some advice, but you didn't ask for it, so you might think it's off topic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msg_v2 View Post
    I dunno, you don't even seem to be reading your own OPs, so I would say you have a problem. I'd like to give some advice, but you didn't ask for it, so you might think it's off topic.
    I just responded to the comment you're referring to.

    Yes, I know what the OP was about. Nobody else does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msg_v2 View Post
    I dunno, you don't even seem to be reading your own OPs, so I would say you have a problem. I'd like to give some advice, but you didn't ask for it, so you might think it's off topic.
    He wouldn't be concentrating enough to read that anyhow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AffirmitiveAnxiety View Post
    He wouldn't be concentrating enough to read that anyhow.
    I put a note of a personal nature on this forum, and I'm already paying for it.
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    yeah, I can relate.
    Are you feeling unwell in some way? Getting enough sleep? Virus? Old illness coming back?
    There are many things that can cause this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal+ View Post
    I put a note of a personal nature on this forum, and I'm already paying for it.
    Alright I apologise. Yes concentration is a problem area for many people and I include myself there too, so I sympathise somewhat despite my cruel joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanton Moore View Post
    yeah, I can relate.
    Are you feeling unwell in some way? Getting enough sleep? Virus? Old illness coming back?
    There are many things that can cause this.
    It could be Enantiodromia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enantiodromia
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    Quote Originally Posted by AffirmitiveAnxiety View Post
    Alright I apologise. Yes concentration is a problem area for many people and I include myself there too, so I sympathise somewhat despite my cruel joke.
    Ah yes, you did mention that problem once upon a time. Apology accepted, fellow sufferer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal+ View Post
    Ah yes, you did mention that problem once upon a time. Apology accepted, fellow sufferer.
    I actually find your tactic for dealing with telephone trees quite inventive, I ought to try that out since I need to ring HM Revenue tomorrow.

    I'm also working for a lady at the moment who is partially deaf, so I have to concentrate twice as hard when speaking so that she understands what I'm saying.
    'One of (Lucas) Cranach's masterpieces, discussed by (Joseph) Koerner, is in it's self-referentiality the perfect expression of left-hemisphere emptiness and a precursor of post-modernism. There is no longer anything to point to beyond, nothing Other, so it points pointlessly to itself.' - Iain McGilChrist

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