You know that “running programs” function on your computer – the one that shows you all the open programs and how much CPU and memory they’re taking up?
Actually enjoying life is about closing as many “background protocols” as possible running on your brain – trying to par down to that one critical program for that moment. And then it’s trying to maintain this, over time, closing one program down before opening another.
Having many programs running at once robs the purity from experience itself. Memory doesn’t consolidate in this case, which makes the past confusing.