In today's hyper-connected world, it's easy to feel like we need to be constantly plugged into every event, social media account, and news story.
But is this the best use of our time and mental energy?
While staying informed about the world around us is certainly important, it's worth considering the value of disconnecting and focusing on personal growth and development.
After all, only the smallest fraction of being an all-seeing, all-knowing savant of the outside world will translate into how we live our lives.
Imagine what we could accomplish if we diverted all of that mental energy to personal or professional endeavours.
By focusing on our own goals and aspirations, we can reap much more significant benefits throughout a lifetime.
Not knowing everything can sometimes be just as powerful.
A little naivety can foster a genuinely unique perspective, rather than an amalgamation of thoughts and opinions from others.
Of course, this isn't to say that we should bury our heads in the sand and ignore the world around us.
But by vetting our sources of information for quality rather than consuming mediocrity at lightspeed, we can strike a better balance between staying informed and nurturing our own growth.
In the end, the most enlightened path may be the one that leads us to know ourselves better, rather than obsessing over the minutiae of the world around us.