Why are we are letting ourselves be dumbed down?
Too many of us are only interested in overly simplified blog posts promising us magical equations, top ten lists and the secrets of the social platform du jour.
Babies are given blended up gloop because it is all their bodies can handle. It is yummy, easy and they enjoy eating it. Those first spoonfuls of more substantial and solid food are not always enjoyable and more ends up on the floor than in their mouths. Yet, we all grow up and stop eating baby food.
So, why is it that we want to same old gloop every day in what we consume?
Take a look at the posts and articles that are getting the most attention on any day online and most of them are of the baby food variety. There is nothing wrong with them and they will give your brain some satisfaction, but why don’t the thinking pieces get more traction.
We’ve become lazy in what we consume. We don’t want to think or have to chew on it after the fact. (Just look at reality television…)
I’ve been reading books way outside of my comfort zone. Recent reads certainly were not baby food, but they were familiar and comfortable. Part of my #3Words was to mix up my menu and I’m doing that with the videos I watch, blogs I read and books I go to bed reading.
When I read a post that looks at the obvious in a new way or get told a story unlike I’ve heard before it challenges me. It isn’t something I can scroll by on my iPhone without reading and feel better about doing so.
Stop craving the easy and the churned out. Begin consuming the hand crafted, nutrient filled and deeply sustaining.