How a "ready-to-resume plan" can help beat back office distractions. The main idea of this article is that interruptions can lower the performance of our brain. In the short story “Harrison Bergeron”, George is forced to wear a “mental handicap radio” in his ear. This device interrupts him every now and then and, according to the article, distractions can reduce brain performance. George is considered too smart and was required by law to wear the device in order to keep people like him from taking “unfair advantage of their brains”.