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Why Everyone Should Watch Less News

And read more books instead

Ryan Holiday
Aug 21, 2018 · 7 min read
Photo by Susan Yin on Unsplash

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Perhaps it’s time we realize that consuming more news about the world around us is not the way to improve it (or ourselves), personally or politically.

Books that delve deeply into the past manage to capture the essence of what is happening right now better than any other medium.

Where news hardens or angers us, a book properly written and read can, in Kafka’s words, break the frozen sea within us.

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