Instead of acting, we react to the constant stream of information.
Instead of focusing, we drift off, having binged on bags full of fragmented information.
Too much of a good thing is not a good thing.
In a world where the storehouse of information grows exponentially and access to it becomes simpler than pushing a button, it is increasingly important to ignore things. The right things.
But, what are the right things? You will know what the right things are when you start intentionally defining what the wrong things are.
By all means, learn what you need to learn, seek out the truth, correct your ideas.
But, if you mindlessly eat every piece of information offered up to you, you won’t be helpful to anyone.
This is about becoming intentionally ignorant about what you don’t need to know. Hint: there’s probably a lot.
Fair warning to you: Ignorance is considered one of the great sins of our hyper-in-the-know world.
Intentional Ignorance is hard to teach and it’s not for the faint of heart.
Those who can develop the self-discipline, humility and trust to not know about everything, will be the ones who truly know about some things.
In the now, and the not yet, Intentional Ignorance will be a rare, sought after skill.
So, start developing it now.
What’s the techno-gluten that you need to cut out?
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This is ‘Dose’ #9.