A few days ago, I removed most of the news sources from my phone. The lack of constant FOMO has been very uplifting so far. I've been far more focused on the tasks at hand, more available for my family, and I was surprised that my ability to take in the details of a book was sharpened. I'm hoping that this lack of constant information flow will lead to me being more interested in the people around me.
It's funny thinking back to when I would hear others say something similar about disconnecting from the firehose of news. I always thought that somebody needed to stay up on what was going on, so that problems could be addressed as they came up. However, I'm starting to wonder if there is something to be said about only staying abreast of what is going on with the people around you. Also, the importance of studying permanent and transcendent realities rather than knowing in detail the current zeitgeist.
This post ended up being more of a ramble. We will see if tomorrow I end up with something more directed.