Larry Myers

Daily Note

July 26, 2023

An important skill, especially for those of us who are completionists, is to accept when it’s okay to not consume content. The internet is constantly generating interesting new audio, video, and text. My RSS reader repopulates every 24 hours. I have five streaming services all pumping out new content, algorithmicly tuned to be on my homepage. I have new podcasts delivered daily to my phone. It’s okay to not to consume all this content. It’s fine just click “Mark as Read”. It will never be complete. The daily zeitgeist is already at a loud enough volume without me contributing to it. It is okay to be more selective about what content will absorb my limited free time every day.