So says Charles M. Blow in yesterday’s New York Times.
I recommitted to that daily paper a few weeks ago, and now I’m paying a price of that commitment that exceeds the monthly subscription fee. It’s a mental and spiritual cost; I feel more tired and more discouraged, less hopeful, and, ironically, less engaged in the world around me.
I understand Gaza, Ukraine, and Ebola better now than before. But I honestly wonder what good my “staying abreast” of those conflicts is doing anyone.
The allure of ignorance is strong these days.