BUT SERIOUSLY, STOP WATCHING THE NEWS

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Sure, the large picture overview may be important. Being informed is important. How does that change your daily life?

Rolf contents that the news gives us the illusion of understanding rather than getting a deeper understanding of the world. 

News is Built Like a Casino

When your brain determines that it just learned a piece of information that will be helpful, it engages the dopamine reward system.

Will This Be Relevant Tomorrow?

Ryan Holiday mentions focusing on the half-life of the content you are reading. If it has been relevant for years, it is likely to be relevant for years more.

The News Encourages Passivity

The goal of the news is not to get you motivated to action. Not to better yourself, but to have a fleeting 30-second overview of a topic and move on.

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