Collisions of thought

It’s not about how much you consume. One can suck all the information out of the Twitter or Fox News firehouse and feel nothing.

After all, it was Huxley who forewarned that we’d drown in excess entertainment and not care about anything else. There’s a lot to remember these days!

But even if you start and end your day on social media or TV, you can still take a proactive stance on the balance of ideas.

Replace the huge dent screens put in boredom with the intermixing of thought. Keep reiterating again and again the importance of connecting ideas into a web of understanding you can call your own.

If quantity is the unavoidable reality of the day, then filtering and weaving disparate thoughts will at least keep the mind activated to the texture of the world.

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By Wells Baum

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