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Friday, December 23, 2016

Excessive information

Don’t let excessive information be the enemy of imagination. Dial back the data flowing in from outside, and strengthen your own inner vision.

Yes, it’s good to be informed, nice to be entertained. It’s also important to think for yourself.

Do yourself a favor and see how long you can resist the urge to check your news feed again. Discover the joy of allowing unique, compelling stories to arise in your imagination.

The latest buzz is not any different than the previous buzz, and is mostly meaningless noise. Let it go, and let yourself enjoy the deep pleasure of quiet contemplation or extended conversation.

What good is having the latest update if all you do is replace it with the next update? Make real, meaningful use of information instead of making it into an addiction.

Don’t let your mind go flabby by consuming more information than you can digest. Take the time, make the effort to process information into wisdom, richness and fulfillment.

— Ralph Marston

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