We spend too much time consuming news media, or newzak, as I’ve heard it more aptly described. It’s not making us any more informed or engaged. For a better life, my suggestion is:
1) Briefly glance at the newsstand as you’re taking a walk to somewhere nice.
2) Today will be the same as yesterday – unless – a picture like this appears on the majority of the front pages:
3) If you see something like this, you’re about six months away from losing your job. Otherwise, as you were! Now you’ve got all that free time to start a social movement, walk your dog, watch my awesome videos, whatever.
(Ps. Only joking! CounterSpin’s weekly podcast is a great way to start.)