All over the map

It’s fun to be connected with so many people at the same time. The mass of input. The chance to discover something new. It’s exciting to keep up with what’s going on around the world.

But when was the last time someone wrote an update that changed you?

A tweet that took you to a place of discomfort? An Instagram that challenged your world view? When is the last time someone wrote a Facebook post that changed your mind?

That’s the beauty of good books and teachers. They give you a chance to learn about one idea. They help turn down the noise, and for a moment, help you see the world as it is.

It’s increasingly concerning how we are spending our time using these tools. We’re not taking full advantage of them to learn and grow. And too often they interfere with the important relationships around us, which is what these tools were made for in the first place. Watching cat videos distracts us from the things that matter most in life.