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Read Less, Think More

I’ve been reading too much.

I know that’s heretical — reading is awesome. But for me, I’m been reading too much, particularly, too much junk.

The ideas swirling in my mind are no longer mine. They are an incomplete jumbled mish-mash of what’s being fed to me by the news and social media websites I frequent. Too much junk food for the mind. Yes, it entertains. It’s tasty. It even informs. However, most dangerously, it distracts. It soothes the mind enough to fool it to stop thinking.  All the while, the mind hungers for real food.

Advice from a well-known futurist on gaining perspective: “Don’t read crap. But also sometimes not reading anything is good for you, too.”

So, I’ve decided that I’m going to read less. Think more.

Hold up right there – before you leave this page, ask yourself – are you reading too much also?

 

What do you think?