You Are What You Consume

Mark Manson always has interesting insights into culture and psychology. This time his focus revolves around the information you take in and the medium you use to do it.

This is why I call the struggle around choosing media The Attention Diet,” and not The Attention Regimen,” or The Attention Curriculum,” or whatever. When you eat something, that food literally generates the cells that compose your body. So if you eat crap for long enough, your body becomes… well, kinda crappy.

Similarly, when you choose what media to consume, you are choosing your future thoughts and perspectives and opinions. And if you choose poorly, you will think poorly. It’s not just that you are what you eat. You are everything that you consume.

October 4, 2021


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