BUT SERIOUSLY, STOP WATCHING THE NEWS

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Gray Frame Corner

Sure, the large picture overview may be important. Being informed is important. How does that change your daily life? What actions are you going to take differently for having known?

Rolf contents that the news gives us the illusion of understanding rather than getting a deeper understanding of the world.  One step further, he says: “the more news you consume, the less you understand about the world”

News is Built Like a Casino

The brain releases a chemical called dopamine. When your brain determines that it just learned a piece of information that will be helpful or increases understanding of the world around you, it engages the same dopamine reward system that slots engage.

Making you Fearful is Good For News.

Viewers who are exposed to a lot of media are prone to “Feel that their neighborhoods and communities are unsafe, believe that crime rates are rising,” and “overestimate their odds of becoming a victim.”

Go Deep Instead of Wide for Your Knowledge.

You can get blown over by the constant whipsaw of the news cycle, or you can focus on timelessly developing your knowledge.

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