What type of emotion do you associate distraction with? Why?
I associate frustration with distraction. Often times I am not distracted because I want to be but because I do not have a choice, I see the beauty in others being distracted in a sense of doing positive things with it. For myself there is never a moment where I am distracted on things that will progress my life forward. Frustration comes out of distraction because of a lack of interest in a task at hand. For example, it has taken me two weeks get to actually start writing this response because I have been distracted by things that are more entertaining to my zero-attention span brain.
What is the value of distraction/how do you think value is extracted from distraction?
The value of distraction in a more personal sense can lead an individual to discover something that they wouldn’t usually be interested in if their main focus wasn’t very attention grabbing. In a more economical sense, many people do not enjoy what they are doing on a day to day basis, so people’s distraction can result to a monetary value. The companies that can find out the source of your distraction can earn advertising dollars from your new found interests.