THE BAD Too much information. Too much opinion. Too little thought. Too quick to respond so you’re not making informed decisions. Too little time to allow change to happen correctly in the offline world. Too much, too fast!
THE GOOD More people connecting around the world, More people sharing, More people learning, More people reaching out to others. More is a very good thing here. An excellent thing, actually!
The good and the bad things connected with all of the instant connectivity of information in our lives is overwhelming. Throw in commercial enterprise and politics and it is absolutely impossible to know what is true and what is false. On the scary side it does seem as if everyone is selling something to someone else. Whether its a product, a service or a mindset (think politics here)!
There is really no way around the fact that each day we are overwhelmed with more information than we can reasonably assimilate.
So what to do? Easy deal. Slow things down. Turn it off. You decide for how long. A few minutes, A day, A weekend. More. It will all still be there when you return.
Connect with things outside of multimedia. This means no computers, no tv and no iphones or ipads. Now there’s a thought.
Inconceivable? I don’t think so.
Necessary, I would think so, most especially with eyes wide open.
Have great weekend!