- Good news: we have unfettered access to all sorts of knowledge via the Interwebs.
- Bad news: we have unfettered access to all sorts of bile via the Interwebs.
Seth Godin knows that the best way to deal with the latter is to not deal with it at all. Here’s a recent blog post of his:
You open the door and the vacuum cleaner salesperson comes in, and dumps a bag of trash in your living room.
Or a neighbor sneaks in the back door and uses a knife to put gouges on the kitchen table.
Or, through the window, someone starts spraying acid all over your bookshelf…
Why are you letting these folks into your house?
Your laptop and your phone work the same way. The reviews and the comments and the breaking news and the texts that you read are all coming directly into the place you live. If they’re not making things better, why let them in?
No need to do it to yourself, no need to let others do it either.
Don’t give in to the chaos (or the KAOS).
Create your own Cone of Silence.