Regarding the news, the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, said nearly 2,000 years ago, “Are you distracted by breaking news? Then take some leisure time to learn something well, and stop bouncing around.”
Here’s How Successful People Avoid Information Overwhelm
Benjamin P. Hardy
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When I was a preteen, my wise and compassionate father invited me into his writing den often to read to me from Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus and the like, Chopin (and the like) fertilizing the “wisdom seeds.”

Yes, my ears and mind still connected to the Tom Jones album blasting in the other room, but I think those “seeds” — at least some of them — got planted.

We can’t say enough about avoiding the noise, seems to me — so thank you.