Multitasking is the ability to screw everything up simultaneously-Jeremy Clarkson

Many people boast about their ability in Multitasking and even telling that this is their single biggest achievement in their lives.

What is multitasking?

Well, initially it started as an ability of the computer to do assigned jobs simultaneously, thus saving a lot of time.

However, the idea slowly crept into the human brain.

Also, we are all aware that the human brain thinks very high of itself all the time !!!

Here is the example quoted humorously!

“With age comes skills, it’s called multitasking.

I can laugh, cough, sneeze & pee, all at the same time” Unknown

Joke apart, let me give you,  some day-to-day examples.

  • Talking over the phone while cooking ( as Debra does in Everybody loves Raymond TV serials)
  • Driving the vehicle during a phone conversation.
  • Getting down the stairs, while talking over the phone.
  • Sending emails during a serious discussion.
  • Answering a phone call while attending to a customer. I can go on and on.

“To do two things at a time is to do neither”  Pubillous Syrus in Ist century BC

June 29, 2022Multi tasking

If you Carefully look At the above photo, you can notice the gentleman is doing multiple things at the same time.

  1. Enjoying the songs through the headphone.
  2. Something kept in his mouth, I am not sure may be a red candy or a plastic card.
  3. And he is also checking the currency notes in the purse.

“The irony of multitasking is that it’s exhausting:

when you’re doing two or three things simultaneously, you use more energy than the sum of energy required to do each task independently.

You’re also cheating yourself because you’re not doing anything excellently.

You’re compromising your virtuosity.

In the words of T. S. Elliot, you’re ‘distracted from distractions by distractions” Twyla Tharp


Multitasking is injurious to the brain-scientifically proved.

Thank you so much for your patience and for taking the time to reach this point.

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏


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5 thoughts on “Multitasking is the ability to screw everything up simultaneously-Jeremy Clarkson

  1. I am glad you spoke up on this topic, dear Philo. I’ve been saying it to students for 25 years: multitasking DOES NOT EXIST in human brain. Our brain is only able to process one task at a time, and multitasking is simply switching from one brain process to another, and then back. Granted, there are people whose brain is capable of ultra-speedy processing, like Gaius Julius Caesar (according to some historians), but it is one in millions, and it is still NOT multitasking. People would probably avoid many dangerous situations if they stop trying to imitate computers.

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