What Do Digestion and Reading Have in Common?

A couple of days ago I read an article on how “optimization” is creeping into every aspect of our lives. The article states:

“Everywhere from digital nomad gurus to the false prophets of productivity, we are taught how to optimize every aspect of our existence. You can find carefully scripted routines for your mornings, your sex life, and your bowel movements. There is no aspect of…