Andy

April 18, 2013

News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier

"The more news we consume- the more we exercise the neural circuits devoted to skimming and multitasking while ignoring those used for reading deeply and thinking with profound focus. Most news consumers – even if they used to be avid book readers – have lost the ability to absorb lengthy articles or books. After four- five pages they get tired- their concentration vanishes- they become restless. It's not because they got older or their schedules became more onerous. It's because the physical structure of their brains has changed."

News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier

News is bad for you. It leads to fear and aggression. It hinders your creativity and makes you sick. We should stop consuming it- says Rolf Dobelli- who's abstained for years