In apithology mostly what is looked to is identifying essential actions with enduring benefits.
In apithology practice the biggest short term challenge is therefore ‘attentiveness’. It becomes hard to build on one thing, so as to enable the next thing, if we move our attention from – a random thing, to something else, and then on to another thing.
The response to the ‘speed with which the world is innovating’ misses acutely the loss of what we might actually be ignoring. It is hard to see in the ‘gratifications of distractions’ how we might build the capacity for a moment by moment sense of the presence of presencing.
However, this is a simple skill that can be learned by practice. The only question is what would be meaningful enough for us to learn to direct our attention, to this attentiveness?