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Do Less and Focus Hard: If You're Busy, You're Doing Something Wrong This article is like a game of "telephone," in which the message gets distorted more and more the further you get from the source. It's a thirdhand report, and the conclusions don't square with the secondhand source, which in turn distorts the original. First of all, you've conveniently omitted the fact that your secondhand source notes that both groups of violinists are working 50 hours a week on their music, so it's not like the elite group is relaxing more (50 hours is in excess of a typical full-time job), they're just allocating their "intensive practice" time differently and perhaps spending it differently. Second of all, if you scroll down, one of the commenters on the secondhand source went back to the original paper and discovered, "“At age 13 the award-winning musicians practiced 13.7 hr per week (Ruoff, 1981), an amount close to the 12.2 hr estimated by our best group and higher than the 8.8 and 6.2 hr per week estimated by the good and music teacher groups, respectively.
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