How many times do you check your mobile feed for the latest news? And how many hours do you spend listening or watching to news. Speaking for myself, I don’t remember 99% of the news I read daily.
Rolf Dobelli, author of The Art of Thinking Clearly argues that consuming news has a darker side. He argues that the daily repetition of news about things we can’t act upon makes us passive. It saps our energy. It grinds us down. It impacts our ability to make good decisions and think clearly. It attacks our creativity. “I would not be surprised if news consumption at least partially contributes to the widespread disease of depression,” he writes.