Think back to a really productive time of your life. For me, the more productive and focused I am, the less I know (or care) what’s going on in the world around me. When I’m in the zone kicking ass on a big project, I stop reading Twitter, my RSS, and all other news.
Right now I have no idea what the stock market is doing, no clue what’s happening with the upcoming elections, nor what team won the NCAA championship last month.
But when you really think about it, who cares? Most of the time, all that’s going on is violence and a bunch of political garbage. Or something else you have absolutly no control over. Current events rarely, if ever, have a direct impact on your startup/ life/ goals.
Instead of wasting countless hours following current events, what if everyone stayed focused and productive and didn’t know what was going on in the world? Maybe the world would become a better place worth knowing about.