Is it just too damn much of everything? I’m sure this comment will mark my age, but I remember as a kid we had 3 T.V. channels and although I’m sure there was news at 10pm, I just remember the 6 o’clock news with Walter Cronkite. Now hundreds of channels, 24/7. Ok, so with that out of the way, and at the risk of just sounding like an old guy complaining, here we go…
Does anyone feel overloaded with not only the amount of information coming at us, but need for constant updates and communication. It permeates everything in our lives. This constantness. Whether its T.V. news, talk radio, blog, text, IM, and twitter. I’m guilty of some of it for sure. I hate the hold it has on me. The wonder if the inbox has something in it.
The thing of it all is that most of the time the incoming info ain’t worth the time of looking it up ! I saw a guy on T.V. the other day that was helping people simplify their lives, and he suggested to detoxify from all of that stuff and none of it after 9pm. Can we do it? Can I do it? Maybe I can’t be the best but I’ll go for the “er” part and just be better, and better…..
I have a friend that intentionally leaves his cell phone at home, and when he’s on the road, he turns it off for extended periods of time. We all say “but what if something happens”. So are we living with this attachment of constant communication, for the one bad thing that may or may not happen.
I guess each generation has to find its own comfort level with that. I know friends and especially family will just say “ole Glenn is just getting old”…Maybe they are right, but here’s the other thing about getting older, “I just don’t care” . So what do you think? Do you ebb and flow with all of this information?