I was driving home the other day and the radio got flipped to an AM Talk Radio station in my button mashing. They were talking about something scandalous. I listened to 5 minutes of their talking and then went back to mashing buttons until the book I’m listening to started playing out of the car stereo.
A month ago, I would’ve known many, many details about the story they were talking about. I took 10 minutes when I got home to read up on it.
Do you know what I was missing? Not much. It was easy to quickly get the basic facts of the story and understand what the controversies were.
Ultimately, it has no bearing on my life. I wasted 10 minutes. Back before I #QuitTheNews, it could’ve been anywhere from 25 minutes to 3 hours. It still would’ve had no bearing on my life. But I would’ve given my time to it anyway, because there are hundreds of articles, angles, and opinions.
So, all that to say, I think this is going pretty well.