I have an interesting quirk when it comes to classical music: I like to speed my music up. It's not drastic–usually anywhere from 5 to 15%, depending on the piece–but it is noticeable. I have friends who do similar things with TV programs or movies they might be watching, and it got me thinking about our attention spans. What's the use of consuming sped-up content, and why do we prefer it to normal speed?
I've been noticing something over the last few weeks–I like to crack jokes. A lot. Here are just a few examples from recent text conversations: 1 When I failed to properly read information about the school district opening back up for the next school year: "Hey, they only mentioned science and technology in our school's name, not literacy." 2 After reading a post by the principal about how we were more than our our GPAs: "Dr.