Hello everyone, From the book Thank You for Being Late by Thomas Friedman. In such a time, opting to pause and reflect, rather than panic or withdraw, is a necessity. It is not a luxury or a distraction—it is a way to increase the odds that you’ll better understand, and engage productively with, the world around you. I'm not sure what the meaning of distraction s in the context above. distraction - WordReference.com Dictionary of English Is it the same distraction as in "Fishing is his major distraction" (that which amuses, entertains, or diverts; amusement; entertainment or is it something that prevents concentration? Thank you.