Breathe and Stop

“We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience.” – John Dewey, American Philosopher

Pause and reflect. It sounds easy enough but no one does it. We want what’s next: the next article, the next like, the next Pokemon, the next breaking news bite. But more isn’t better. More confuses you more. We need less noise and more signal.

“The more frequently you look at data, the more noise you are disproportionally likely to get (rather than the valuable part called the signal); hence the higher the noise to signal ratio” – Nassim Taleb in Antifragile

Information is endless, recycled and sensationalized into something new. As the noise gets louder, our minds grow number. There is no finish line.

Over consumption is detrimental. The news bloats our mind like soda does to the body.

Take a step back. Avoid snacking. Slow down and let everything digest.


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