August is a time for imaginating

August 12, 2021
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For many of us, August is a time to slow down. As the summer reaches its apex, we can take a break and spend time with family and friends. After 18 months of the pandemic, with its stresses, disturbed routines, and zoom fatigue, I am certainly ready for some rest and a bit of idling. I suspect I’m not alone.

Technologies, which are of course empowering us and opening up new frontiers, are also pushing into every corner of our lives. They seem to provide little space to be still and to reflect. But as organizational psychologist Adam Grant has pointed out, daydreaming is actually an essential part of the creative process.

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