A strict information diet can lead to a happier, more focused life

  • I first stumbled across this idea in Book - The 4 Hour Work WeekBook - The 4 Hour Work Week

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    author: Timothy Ferriss
    title: The 4 Hour Work WEEK - Escape the 9-5, live anywhere and join the new rich.




    . Tim Ferris is incredibly selective with the media he consumes, not reading magazines, ignoring most non-fiction literature and not even listening to the news.
  • In our new reality, where we are bombarded with a huge amount of information every day, being selective with what we consume and reducing it to a minimum might be the only way to stay sane after all.
  • While "being an informed member of society" sounds good and has it's benefits, trading our entire attention and mental state for it does not seem to be worth it in the long run. Besides, if something truly important happens to the world, you will know about it in one way or the other.
  • Ask yourself the following question: When was the last time you felt better after watching the news, especially about political topics?