Robert PožarickijTech & SoftwareSome time ago
Have you ever noticed what type of content usually dominates the news? After opening a website of a typical news organisation, we are flooded with negativity. As explained in more detail in the book Abundance by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler, over the course of our evolution we developed sensitivity to danger. In the distant past, having sharp instincts could mean a difference between life and death. Especially, when you might need to react to a wild animal hiding in a bush. Now the majority of dangers for a typical person are probabilistic. E.g. How an event will affect the economy of a country? What will be the impact of a policy for a certain demographic? Dangers are different in their nature, but our reactions are very similar. News organisations often tend to exploit this quirk of our brains in order to drive more traffic toward their content. While some of the events happening in the world might look relevant, many of them won't have a noticeable impact on our lives. As a result, they get a significant share of our limited attention and thinking capacity which could otherwise be allocated to the activities in the sphere of our influence. I find news aggregators (Hacker News, /r/worldnews, etc) to be an efficient way of staying on top of what's happening in the world. While they aren't immune to bias and excessive negativity, their content is curated and ranked by the public which can improve signal-to-noise ratio. How do you stay aware of attention-worthy events while respecting your time and energy?

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Thomas DesimpelAngel Investor, Polyglot, Real Estate Investor
Basically by creating good healthy habits which is easier said, I know, I know...🙉then be done...thx for sharing 👍👌!
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Gintare MorkunaiteProject Manager
Stopped reading news portals 5 years ago! The most important I will get from the network (friends, LinkedIn, etc). Highly recommend it feels great!
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Robert PožarickijTech & Software
I've tried such approach many times and I loved the effect it had on my mental health. But I noticed that I was missing out on certain types of information. Especially, when some of my interests didn't overlap with the interests of my nearest network of people. Also, sometimes I would find myself stuck in information bubbles. I think what matters is finding the right balance between different sources of information that works for you!
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Andrius JanauskasLead Software Engineer @ Qoorio
I think its really important to get information from various sources. Social and information bubbles are real - and they may lead to distorted sense of reality, not understanding different sides.
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