The other day I was talking to a few friends of mine and discovered they all had something in common which is, an absolute focus on whatever activity they were engaged in. I could understand their passion and involvement and perhaps their enjoyment as well in pursuit of whatever was close to their heart. What I discovered in the process of our exchange was their inability to evince interest or appreciate everything else that had hitherto interested them. There were no more shared jokes as their sense of humour had taken a beating and their perspective too along with it.
All along I was under the impression only doctorates, scientists and super specialists were highly focused unlike generalists like me but realized it was a misconception and anyone can develop ‘tunnel vision’ and hence be oblivious to things happening around!
n.meera raghavendra rao