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.