Information in decline

There is no limit to the amount of information available out there. Information on every subject, from every point of view, in every tone of voice. Looking through it all would take hundreds of lifetimes, and, let’s be honest, there’s just no way to suss out what’s good vs. what’s not – not in its abundance.

So we turn to trusted sources. We rely on the tried and true. We sometimes limit our own viewpoints by adhering to only one or two sources. Is that for the best? No, probably not. It can inevitably lead to blind spots.

It’s hard to imagine that abundance of information could actually cause a lessening of understanding, but certainly, that happens among many of us. 

The trick is to recognize your blindspots, and work to enlighten them.

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