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How to Quit the News: What to Read Instead (No Risk)

How to Quit the News: What to Read Instead (No Risk)

Is it truly possible to quit the news — avoid it altogether — and still be an educated citizen? Indeed, it is.

In this article, I will show you better alternatives to watching or reading the news. Afterwards, you should be equipped with the knowledge you need to abolish your dependence on the news.

Besides, by quitting the news, you will certainly enable yourself to be a more productive citizen of society. This, by a long stretch, is undoubtedly more valuable than being informed on useless worldly matters.

Before diving deep, though, I advise you to first read my take on why the news is a harmful information source; not useful in any significant way.

When you know how to quit the news, you have evolved.
Only the more evolved population are not slaves to the media.

Once you can understand those reasons, you will be ready to replace the news with something better.

If you’re addicted to news, this method of replacement may not only be more beneficial, but more feasible. After all, a fundamental rule of habit is that it is substantially easier to replace a habit rather than simply quit it.

Also, you will love the sense of satisfaction from productively using your time to learn useful things; compare this to today’s trend of pseudo-learning (reading the news is not productive learning).

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Avoid the News! 5 Tragic Reasons Why It’s Wasting Your Time

Avoid the News! 5 Tragic Reasons Why It’s Wasting Your Time

With a world more interconnected than ever, there is consequently more and more information to process; an abundance of data flying around as freely as light necessitates the consideration to avoid the news.

Given that news consumption can absorb a significant portion of a person’s life, its effects on productivity are a concern; people spend extraordinary stretches of time “keeping up to date” yet the benefit-to-time-invested ratio is incredibly poor.

Nevertheless, people — maybe you — will argue that it is important to stay current with worldly matters. After all, how else are you going to vote strategically?

In fact, I would argue that avoiding political news would actually lead to a more intelligent vote. We’ll see why that is later…

For this topic, I have split the contents into two main parts: why the news is largely unhelpful and why it is possible to avoid the news. In this article, I will put forth my argument as to why you should unhesitatingly shut off BBC News right away!

(So, prepare for a follow up to this article!)

Why we should avoid the news — it is a waste of time
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