Categories
Culture Politics & Society

Consuming valueless info

Image of eyeball in neck, neat graphic art from giphy

The tabloids will always outsell good books because people like valueless info. 

Instead of chasing the interesting, our eyeballs fall into the hands of attention merchants who monetize our dopamine-obsessed heads with precision drone strikes. We sell our souls to click on ads

The outcome of a Brave New World is short-attention spans and foolish entertainment. Even in a environment of niches, all this consumption amounts to an escape from the self. Variable rewards increase the appetite for more and deplete the things that matter. 

We need new ideas and different ways of doing things.  Otherwise, we are lost ships sailing to beliefs of nothing. 

gif by tessieng

If you're a WRITER or aspiring blogger, I highly recommend creating your own blog and publishing something new every day (read my post on how to set up a FREE blog on Wordpress).

WordPress.com

You may also like:

By Wells Baum

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