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Most of the sensational news stories we read and watch on TV all day are just to grab our eyeballs and do not even matter any more after a short while.
The more information we have around us, the less we digest, and it makes sense to go over quality (depth of news) than quantity (breadth of news stories).
The way to save yourself from the deluge of news vying for your attention is to have an innovative and counterintuitive approach to information: making a ‘smart information filter’ net.
We need to ‘unsubscribe’ from what everyone else is reading, and randomly pick books or magazines, and even talk to strangers for creating a twist in our information consumption routines, exposing us to fresh new insights.
A good network of people who can guide our thinking can become a better source of curated knowledge.
Bill Gates has a ‘Think Week’ every year here he reads academic papers in a solitary retreat.
One has to switch off the information overload (your smartphone) and the TV which constantly fills our minds with junk news and reflect on what you want to read and enjoy.
Do not worry about where the crowd is going.
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