Spend No More Than 5 Minutes Per Day On The News

I heard recently all you really need every day is 5 minutes of news. In just 5 minutes you can be updated on the key items going on in your community and world. The key is stopping at 5 minutes because the rest in my opinion is propaganda that media tries to drive home and stir up more clicks and viewers. It doesn't matter if you lean right or left, there is a news source that will bend the narrative to fit whatever picture you want to be painted.

If you stop at 5 minutes you have a lot more free time every day. If you have time you aren't reading the latest doomsday or conspiracy stories what can you do with your time? We are going to look back at this time and the level of innovation, art, stories and new ideas that come from this time where we are locked inside will be one of the greatest in history. The reason I know this is it has happened before.

This pandemic isn't the first plague that has swept over the world. When you look back over history,  during some of the greatest plagues has come some of the greatest innovations. From the 14th to the 17th centuries, London suffered through almost 40 plagues, each one killing off approximately 20% of their population. Each time there was an outbreak they would have to shut down the Elizabethan theaters (sound familiar). During one shut down in 1606 a writer by the name of William Shakespeare had nothing better to do than to write. It is thought that year he wrote King Lear, Macbeth and Antony and Cleopatra.

This is an opportunity to learn something, create something or invent something. That is hard to do if all of your time is spent drowning in the latest news. Stay educated, stay informed, but don't let it drive your entire narrative.


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