Get rid of news

This is a brilliant long form on mindfulness. I’d just leave here with the introduction. Avoid the trap of getting “informed” (and definitely avoid social media).

No News Is Good News – by Thomas J Bevan – The Commonplace

Now I don’t know about you but when I encountered this question and truly reflected the answer was no. All of this time spent staying in-the-loop and it had not made a jot of positive difference to my real life and the things I truly care about. Further, not only had the news not helped me I also could barely remember any of it. It was just an amorphous grey blur of vice, crime, folly, greed, violence, war, disease and natural disasters. A swirl of unconnected events with no context. A vast cluster of individual dots with no explanatory lines to connect them together.

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