It’s natural and good for me to want to know what’s new around me (i.e the news). But it’s important to consume our various types of news in proper proportion. The Devil wants your news pyramid to look like the following:
The Devil prefers this balance because it breeds anxiety and keeps your head:
- Distracted by the trivial or
- Concerned with things that are far away which you can barely impact, out-of-touch with the things closest to you which you can, and rarely taking in the present moment (the only moment you ever truly have).
If you want peace and a meaningful life you can impact in a satisfying way, flip the proportions around: