I’m currently in the first week of an experiment I like to call “Operation Bubble” – I’m refraining from reading the news.
Or, to be more precise, the sort of news usually referred to as “world news” or “global news” – politics, disasters, war, the lot.
The reason why I’m doing this?
- I want to find out if consuming news is actually beneficial to me, or if it is merely another form of entertainment with potentially negative side-effects.
- Can I become better informed by being more selective with second-hand news sources?
In the next post I’ll describe the idea behind it in more detail. This experiment will take a while, so there’s no rush.