Some more thoughts by Cal Newport based on the same research that led me to write this note in my Digital Garden.

The allure of productivity is therefore a complex one. We cannot dismiss it as the result of the evil master plan of mustache twirling capitalists. We also cannot embrace it as an unalloyed good. It’s a human drive tangled with the contradictory imperatives of culture.
Jeroen Sangers @jeroensangers