News is bad for you

“Out of the approximately 10,000 news stories you have read in the last 12 months, name one that – because you consumed it – allowed you to make a better decision about a serious matter affecting your life, your career or your business. The point is: the consumption of news is irrelevant to you. But people find it very difficult to recognise what’s relevant. It’s much easier to recognise what’s new.”

“News is toxic to your body. It constantly triggers the limbic system. The other potential side-effects include fear, aggression, tunnel-vision and desensitisation.”

“Thinking requires concentration. Concentration requires uninterrupted time. News pieces are specifically engineered to interrupt you. They are like viruses that steal attention for their own purposes. News makes us shallow thinkers.”

“Most news consumers – even if they used to be avid book readers – have lost the ability to absorb lengthy articles or books.”

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Bonus: 10 ways The Internet is Destroying you