“There’s an infinite selection of activities in the world that might bring value,” so how do we choose?
Cal Newport on “digital minimalism”:
Many digital maximalists, who spend their days immersed in a dreary slog of apps and clicks, justify their behavior by listing all of the potential benefits they would miss if they began culling services from their life. I don’t buy this argument. There’s an infinite selection of activities in the world that might bring some value. If you insist on labeling every activity avoided as value lost, then no matter how frantically you fill your time, it’s unavoidable that the final tally of your daily experience will be infinitely negative.
More in the full article; great to think through coming up on a new year.