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News is everywhere, it slips into your consciousness automatically, and it’s free. No hurdle. That’s why you want to be extremely careful.

It’s not that news works like a drug. It is a drug. And we are addicted to it. News was a legitimate source of trading information over the past 5,000 years. Now, it has become a mass addiction with dire consequences. News consumption is a big global mania. We don’t realize it because everybody around us is caught up in it, just as people in the 13th century didn’t realize how idiotic it was to go on crusades or hunt for witches. News is just one of these global manias. One hundred years from now, we will look back and say: “What in the hell were these people doing?”

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Rolf Dobelli » Avoid News