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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 people rarely do it.

We are hooked, hypnotized by what’s next in that rectangular glow: the next article, the next like, the next “breaking news” bite.

But more isn’t better. More compounds into a ludic loop of confusion.

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 multiply into numbness. There is no finish line.

Overconsumption 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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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of four books.

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