Morphing

Stream and dream!

Stream has several meanings: according to Oxford Dictionaries, it can either mean (1) a small, narrow river, (2) a continuous flow of liquid, air, or gas, (3) in computing – a continuous flow of data or instructions, typically one having a constant or predictable rate.

Here’s my evolutionary push to “stream”. It means: the ability to stay focused for long periods of time without getting distracted, entering and transcending the state of flow.

In the world we live in today, when we constantly receive notifications, new gadgets, and are always on our phones, staying focused is tough. It has become an increasingly valuable skill, and will continue to become more valued and perhaps a rare skill. If you can focus, you can do anything.

Other forms: streamer, streaming, streamed.

Examples:

“Elon Musk is constantly streaming – the man just doesn’t know how to get distracted!”

“Google is a place of streamers but Sergey Brin is totally unstreamed – he’s always jumping from one project to another.”

“I’ve streamed a couple times before, probably getting done 5x the work I normally would. Pretty amazing!”


Morphing Language evolves. The meaning of a word can shift over time as we use it differently — think of “cool,” “heavy,” or even “literally.”
Today, give a word an evolutionary push: give a common word a new meaning, explain it to us, and use it in the title of your post.
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6 responses to “Morphing

  1. I think I need to work on my streaming, becasue … ooh, look, something bright and shiny!

  2. I have an important assignment to do today but many distractions are coming up. I’ll have to stream to have this assignment done.

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