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June 19, 2009
Adam and Eve may have “fiddled” around, but the first fiddle that can be classified as a fidget, belonged to Nero.
Fidget historians conclude he must have been fidgeting. Since the instrument he was supposed to fiddling on while Rome burned hadn't been invented yet.
We do know that doodles, belonging to the fidget category, go way back too.
It was so easy a caveman could do it. Egyptian doodles, in the form of hieroglyphics, were found on walls.
Teddy Roosevelt doodled animals and children. While his fifth cousin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt liked to doodle things, like gunboats.
John F. Kennedy compulsively drew whimsical rectangular boxes striped with horizontal lines. Ronald Reagan doodled hearts to Nancy. Nixon couldn't doodle worth a dang.
All documented in "Presidential Doodles..." from the creators of "Cabinet Magazine."
Psychologist Dr Robert Burns studied doodles and used them to diagnose emotional problems.
“They’re the antithesis of the packaged persona.”
(I’d like to see his doodles.)
Fidget, derived perhaps from Middle English fiken, is of Scandinavian origin.
It means: “to behave or move nervously or restlessly. Or to fuss; fiddle.”
Bill Gates may have played second fiddle to Nero, but he is the most famous and richest fiddler today; he regularly enlists legs and arms, private mannerisms, sometimes all in unison—which makes it difficult to categorize.
Common acts of "fidgetry" are bouncing one's leg repeatedly. Constant cell phone checking. Thumb twiddling remains a classic. Ring spinning, with variations including twirling or rolling along a table, often lead to the loss of one's ring.
It could get expensive.
Folding paper into small geometric figures is an advanced form of fidgetry. Not to be confused with origami, which I classify as an organized fidget.
But if you’re concerned about over fidgeting get over it.
New research has called fidgeting "non-exercise activity thermogenesis," and concludes that people that fidget stay slimmer than those who don't.
Another study by Dr. Karen Pine and colleagues at the University of Hertfordshire found that children who were allowed to fidget with their hands performed better in memory and learning tests.
Fidgeting is moving away from its old stigma and is now considered among the most beneficial of minor hand and leg activities.
Which brings me to the question, (you may be fidgeting already thinking about it) what forms of fidgetry do you prefer?
I am currently and proudly straightening a paper clip.
Which of the following nervous habits do you have? central.org Take a look at an interesting article we found.
"Nero Fiddled While Rome Burned" uchicago.edu Take a look at an interesting article we found.
PRODUCTIVE FIDGETING fidgeting.blogspo Take a look at an interesting article we found.
How do you fidget?