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Exhaustion and hyper vigilance

There’s a real way in which the business models, the technological underpinnings of how we get our … political information, have oriented towards outrage and urgency. And so I think that there’s a deep way in which we are manipulated into … feeling a constant state of emergency. And it would be one thing if that was a productive emotion, but what I think it leads to is a constant state of either exhaustion or hypervigilance, both of which can be bad in their own ways. — Ezra Klein

This quote is from a conversation between Ezra Klein and Krista Tippett about politics, polarisation and the media. Something about it though, also reminded me of what it feels like in dysfunctional organisations.

Ezra Klein — How We Walked Into This and How We Can Walk Out

 

By Erietta Sapounakis

Design manager & human centred designer. I write about design practice and report back on agile, UX, digital, service design and other meet-ups that I go to in Sydney.

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