Today's thought

Opinion overload

You don’t need to have an opinion on everything.

The internet has exposed each of us to such an insanely vast amount of perspectives, ideas, and people, that we feel obligated to have something to say about everything that comes our way.

Even if the take is total nonsense — based on nothing but a 10-second interaction on Twitter and a passing thought, it’s easy to come up with a defensible opinion that feels good to share. But overall, this shallowness perpetuates the silly reality that any of us can really be this diverse and interesting. It’s simply impossible to have meaningful things to share about everything.

Like what you like. Learn about what you want. Have strong opinions about things you care about. But accept that you don’t need to have a response for anything and everything — “I don’t know” is a powerful motivator, and humbling stance to approach life with.

You don’t need to have an opinion on everything.

The internet has exposed each of us to such an insanely vast amount of perspectives, ideas, and people, that we feel obligated to have something to say about everything that comes our way.

Even if the take is total nonsense — based on nothing but a 10-second interaction on Twitter and a passing thought, it’s easy to come up with a defensible opinion that feels good to share. But overall, this shallowness perpetuates the silly reality that any of us can really be this diverse and interesting. It’s simply impossible to have meaningful things to share about everything.

Like what you like. Learn about what you want. Have strong opinions about things you care about. But accept that you don’t need to have a response for anything and everything — “I don’t know” is a powerful motivator, and humbling stance to approach life with.

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