Selective ignorance: cultivating intentional knowledge in a chaotic world
Though it requires time and practice, one can start selective ignorance by pruning unproductive and boring activities, negativity, unhealthy choices, and irrelevant content.
We need to find the right balance between the stuff we like and what we find useful, leaving out the tedious and draining tasks, choices and activities.
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