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Words to actions

Couple of days ago I wrote about my daily news consumption problem. I had identified it as mostly a waste of time due to a huge number of low quality sources where I usually ended up reading only a fraction of articles, if any.

Sure, it's good to identify such pain points, even write about them. But it all doesn't matter unless it leads to an actual action taken to fix those issues.

Too little, too much

I follow quite a few different news sources that generate a long list of topics to go through every day. It's a challenge to keep up with everything I'm interested in all the time.

As such, on a normal day, it can feel tedious to go through the whole list for the day. There are so many posts created daily on all those news sites, blogs, subreddits and other sites I get my news from. And at the end of the day, I probably end up reading through only a few of those articles and discussions plus a dozen or so quickly skimmed through.

Reading for pleasure

I hardly remember the titles of few last books I have read. Even less about their authors. I might even not remember the plot of those books.

When I'm reading fiction  I don't care about such things. Its not a huge loss for me to forget details. I read for the moment. Its an entertainment for me, a way to pass time.

Useless information

I love reading and learning about obscure things. There are so many fascinating things I want to know more of. And so little time. 

In a way, studying those things is a complete waste of time. Where would I ever use such knowledge anyway? I would be much better off learning about some useful topics.

I do that as well already. Sure, could focus on only those useful things. But what's fun about that. There is enough room for both.

Book review: Genesis

Genesis by Bernard Beckett is classified as young adults book, but don't be fooled by its lightness. It's only light by the count of pages. It's easy enough to read in one afternoon, but it will leave you pondering for days. In a way, it's Sofie's world meets 1984. A dystopian world with surprisingly deep thoughts.