Notifications are bullets in the war for attention. They’re something to be protected against, yet most people welcome them. Be judicious.
Most of the time you’re absorbing information, you’re doing it on autopilot. The memetic consequences are significant.
Self-mastery is often held up as a goal; a way to achieve success. But reality ends up being rather different.
Crowdsourced reality is here. Understanding this is crucial to surviving and succeeding in the information society.
We assume conspiracy in many cases where there isn’t one. But it doesn’t have to be a conspiracy to work in much the same way.
Memetic noise is affecting your mood, even if you don’t know it. The effect is strong and exponential.
Can you do it again? We come across successes sometimes, ourselves and from others. But if you can’t reproduce it, it was likely luck.
At any given moment, what are you signaling to yourself? What we do in the now predicts what we will do in the future.
Toss your phone. I stopped using mine entirely for 10 days, and gained something of real value.
Distilled information is superior to undistilled information. Increase your access to the distilled and decrease consumption of the undistilled.