No doubt, we live in a world full of noise: The total volume of available information is staggering. Invariably, though, there’s also a high volume of signal. Even if you could isolate the top 0.0001% of content on the Web, you’d never be able to consume it all. Perceiving the sheer volume of signal-quality content makes me wonder, “Can signal come full circle and become noise?”
As a lifelong learner, you’ve probably been described as an ‘information sponge.’ But is that a good thing to be?
Four rules of thumb I use to decide which content to consume.
I steal the ancient idea of counterpoint from music theory & use it as a kind of mental model to clarify my worldview.
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