Does following the news seem like homework? Amazing things are happening and social media is bringing them to us.
The way to learn most is reading something with such enjoyment that you don’t notice that the time passes. Wisdom takes time.To see the connections between things requires studying the blank spaces between them, stop being a creature of the now- that is a prison.
Sign up for Batchnotes, and learn the new law of news.
Stop keeping score of the quantified self like some kind of game state, and start finding that level of efficiency you were seeking without the pressure.
It’s like we’re surrounded by scheming thieves: thieves of our time, thieves of our attention, thieves of our productivity. And how do pickpockets steal your stuff? Distraction.
My wasteful and unproductive time was the only time I asked: What should I be doing? What is a worthwhile life? And so it followed that was the only time when I could start to answer those questions. What is good work? Is any of this worth it? What makes life worth living? What good can I do in this world? Cult of busyavoid the thoughtful, strategic work that required more of me. There’s a word for this. “Busywork.”