There’s a certain smugness people get in ignoring the news. Congratulations, you have no idea what’s going on! But I like to stay informed. I’d prefer Walden with Wi-Fi.
While most of the stories are flotsam, sometimes that one little insight can make the biggest impact on your train of thought.
The trick is to stay informed without being overly consumed.
All you need to know about some events is that they come and go. And they all get
Ignore what is unnecessary
If you tried to digest everything, your brain would explode. Analysis begets paralysis. Instead, you should be deliberate in what it is you want to feed your neurons. Voluntary attention captures what’s necessary and ignores the rest.
The internet’s algorithms and 24/7 news beg for attention. No matter how many
Dipping in and out, buoyancy remains uninvolved without feeling uninvolved.
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