Daily Archives: April 5, 2017

Information overload.

I’m getting heartily sick of the news lately. For many years I’ve almost religiously read ‘the news’ almost as a duty. I’ve thought it essential to be informed so that I can form an opinion based on as wide a range of sources as I can find… online of course. Lately tho ‘the papers’, i.e. the news sites, seem to be filled with dross, trivia and more tragedy than you can poke a stick at.

There’s no way to shut yourself away from the world entirely if you want to have at least *some* idea of what’s happening around the world, but I think there are times when the information overload is too much to bear. Lately I’m finding it harder to resist the urge to abandon the outside world and retreat into my own space, internally *and* externally, perhaps the blog is symptomatic of that( ?), but I can’t tell. What I *do* know is that there is more to life than the ‘macro’ world and it’s time for me to take a break, even with the way the world is shifting to the political ‘right’ around the world.

Perhaps it’s best for me to just plant veggies, pick nuts and forget the outside world for a while.