Information killed the cat
No, wait, that’s not it
You can learn a lot from yourself.
Five things to share:
One regular day, five years ago, young, dumb, and senseless— the best time for decisions that don't care for neither outcomes nor repercussions, knowing you will live forever— I made the decision to not know. In a world obsessed with information and being informed, I simply declared, on a day so random I can't remember whether it was a hot summer day or in the midst of my winter blues, that I do not want to know. (I'm guardin' my feelings/ I know that you feel it)
Overstimulation is Ruining Your Life, but you already knew that.
A quote I want to share with you:
Everyone is entitled to an opinion, and it is certainly useful to have a few when a pollster shows up. But these are opinions of a quite different order from eighteenth- or nineteenth-century opinions. It is probably more accurate to call them emotions rather than opinions, which would account for the fact that they change from week to week, as the pollsters tell us. What is happening here is that television is altering the meaning of 'being informed' by creating a species of information that might properly be called disinformation. Disinformation does not mean false information. It means misleading information— misplace, irrelevant, fragmented or superficial information— information that creates the illusion of knowing something but which in fact leads one away from knowing. In saying this, I do not mean to imply that television news deliberately aims to deprive people of a coherent, contextual understanding of their world. I mean to say that when news is packaged as entertainment, that is the inevitable result. And in saying that the television news show entertains but does not inform, I am saying something far more serious than that we are being deprived of authentic information. I am saying we are losing our sense of what it means to be well informed. Ignorance is always correctable. But what shall we do if we take ignorance to be knowledge?
— Neil Postman/ Amusing Ourselves to Death
If an online space makes more money the more time you spend on it, use sparingly.
A question for you: What can you learn from yourself? Or Tell me, How much a dollar cost?
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