Our cultures have developed some ingenious and valuable balances for our focused work.

Entertainment, where we focus on someone else who is focused on entertaining us. Sport where we focus on the ball. Religions, where we have a higher focal point or image. Creative art and music, where we focus with our imagination.

From a panoramic perspective, the way we try and balance our 'doing-focusing-working time' with our 'free time' is ironical.

Animals don't balance their focusing activities with more focusing on being creative or having fun. Being creative is a wonderful human activity. And i've nothing against play or having fun. Play is an amazing balance for work. But panoraming is the way animals balance all of these.

Sleep is considered as the main balance for the days activity. Animals even balance their sleep with panoraming.

Faith and beliefs are probably the main way we balance our mundane materially focused lives. And generally speaking, whether a belief is abstract Gods, nature, love, leprechauns or UFOs, i suggest that if it is balanced with periods of panoramic sensing, then it is safe and will profit the culture's survival.

See also Desire is Dependent on Focusing.

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