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Creation always trumps consumption

Iain Broome
Iain Broome
1 min read

David Tate writing at Certain Extent:

If the world overwhelms you with its constant production of useless crap which you filter more and more to things that only interest you can I calmly suggest that you just create things that you like and cut out the rest of the world as a middle-man to your happiness?

I think most of us who have made the web an integral part of our everyday lives can at times feel overwhelmed by the constant input of information. I’ve often looked at the clock in the corner of my screen and wondered where the heck the previous 60 minutes have gone.

I first read and enjoyed David’s article before I had my temporary internet hiatus last week when I moved house. It seems that every time I have an enforced break from the internet I realise that a) the world does not end, and b) it’s good to monitor the balance between taking stuff in and pumping stuff out.

Because in a straight fight, consuming never feels anywhere near as good and as satisfying as creating.

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