callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,

Bizarre statistics

Promoting Indistractable, a new book by Nir Eyal, Bloomsbury Books send me an email containing the following unlikely-sounding ‘facts’.

67% of men and 25% of women would rather electrocute themselves than be alone with their thoughts
(Who did they ask, for goodness sake?)
Every time you get distracted, it takes over 23 minutes on average to regain your focus
(How was this counted?)
Digital detoxes don’t work! Learn how to use technology to keep you focused on your goals
(What exactly is a digital detox? Does it mean keeping off your phone and social media? Easy for me, ha ha.)

I’ve really had enough of self-help books. Sometimes I want to ask these self-appointed gurus: why not give God a try?
Tags: books, mental health

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