Much of what I see online is, frankly, rubbish.
Even when I just want to read some news, I’m bombarded by ads and random information. And don’t get me started on my Facebook news feed. Just catching up with family and friends requires me to sift through heaps of nonsense videos, quotes and memes (and more ads) just to get to what I’m looking for.
Recently I had an internet backlash. I felt saturated with the meaningless stuff I was exposed to every day and craved something real, something intellectual and time-proven.
I went back to the classics in literature. Suddenly I had an interest in ancient Greek philosophy, Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography, and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s experience in the gulag. And I have to admit, I do feel better and more balanced reading works like these. Now it’s just a matter of finding time to read them! Of course the answer is: spending less time looking at drivel online…
How do you balance your media exposure and limit the types of things you don’t care to see online?