A short summer thought…
How many e-mails do you get a day?
How many messages of any kind…from any source do you receive an hour?
How many news stories have you read from beginning to end?
How often do you a read a report without “message interruptus”?
Honest answers only…
Here are mine.
I lost count of how many e-mails I get – most not important.
I get way too many messages in an hour from way too many sources – most not important.
I get so many news feeds that I have difficulty in determining which are the important ones – which ones I need to concentrate on.
I suffer from terrible “message interruptus” – e-mails pop up while I’m reading – phones ring, text messages chime and my addiction to checking has me toggling like mad…
So here is the question – info, info everywhere but am I absorbing what I need, what I should, what I must?
Are we? Losing touch? So absorbed in quantity that we are missing the quality?
And if so – what are the consequences?
“Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.” Gertrude Stein
Gertrude Stein died in 1946 – think on that…
What’s your view?