A family friend once told me that she thought it was irresponsible to not know what was going on in the world.
I didn’t have the guts to tell her she was absolutely wrong.
The news isn’t meant to inform us. It’s a profit center meant to entertain us. And it’s entirely too pervasive. Between television, radio, and the internet, we have to actively work to get away from it.
I think it’s irresponsible to pay attention to the news.
We’ve become a society of consumers. But not just physical goods. We’re consumers of information.
I am so much happier when I am consistent with writing this blog. But it’s hard work to sit down, think deeply, and type on a blank screen. And also a bit frightening putting my thoughts out to the world. No wonder I often decide to surf Facebook or Twitter instead.
The thing is, the world needs yours (and my) unique voice, talents and gifts.
Consume less. Create more.
As Seth Godin says, “go make a ruckus.”