Saturday, August 24, 2013
"A behavior should probably not be considered “extreme” if it was the practice of the entire human race from Adam until the mid-20th century"
T. David Gordon
The undisputed king of agrarian bloggers, Herrick Kimball, has been on a news fast. That is a good ingredient in the recipe for a happy life.
I must follow some pertinent local stories for my off-farm profession, but most "news" is really not relevant to my life. In fact, I think "being informed" when defined as constant contact with the 24/7 information cycle, is probably bad for our mental and spiritual health. Among the damages are attitudes that create a cult of celebrity, whether around a politician or an entertainer.
A lot of people I actually do admire seem to think the same thing.
Rev. Dr. T David Gordon
Rev. Franklin Sanders
What do they all share? They all manage to be more original, thoughtful and well read than modern norm.
I got a shock a while back when giving some visitors a tour of a few really sublime areas of western Pennsylvania. In the midst of some of nature's finest handiwork, some where checking their smartphones!
An hour a day spent on "news" can also be spent running dogs, shooting, playing fiddle, reading a real book or journal, or fishing. I know how that spent hour makes me happier. Since I spent a half hour in front of this screen typing this, its time to shut down and go enjoy a beautiful day outdoors! Hope you can do the same.