Imagine if you will, a day when no useless information flows into your head. Impossible isn’t it? Due to the modern medium of television and internet, our generation has more brain debris to wade through than any of our forefathers.
I was eating breakfast this week and watching a news show. The information they shared among many items included the high temperature of Istanbul. Since the majority of us don’t commute or work in Turkey, I asked myself, why are we even bombarded with this useless drivel?
Let me show you what I’m talking about. Today I learned Kim Kardashian is pregnant do I care? I learned that doggy doo DNA is being extracted from lawn samples so a condo company in Florida can trace guilty dog owners to their offending dog. How about a robotic squirrel? A National Science Foundation grant was used to create a realistic-looking robotic squirrel for the purpose of studying how a rattlesnake would react to it. $325,000 was spent on this robotic squirrel named “Robo-Squirrel.”
The torrent of information I described above occurred in just one day. So, why do I remember these things? I can’t tell you. It’s one of those unexplained quirks in my life. The object is, while the news media sows, we have to weed. Which brings me to my final analogy. If life is a garden full of information, where does the fertilizer come in? Oh forget it, we all know there is more fertilizer than any of our gardens can handle, and for most of us, we know where it comes from too.