Three-weeks ago I decided to make some radical adjustments to my online consumption.
Week 1: I committed to no YouTube, and only looking at the headlines — the “front page” of my usual news sources. No clicking.
Week 2: I renewed my YouTube “fast” and upped the ante on the news: I committed to not even opening my news websites at all.
Week 3: Renewed my Youtube “fast” except for the C.S. Lewis prep for Adult Ed. Continued the news black out.
This is Week 4: Last week my nephew sent me a link to the video below. I told him I would have to wait till today to watch it. I’m still on news blackout.
Turns out the video confirms what I am starting to do. I can already feel the difference. So far I think the American political soap opera has not felt my absence, and I have certainly not missed the “characters.” I find them boring.
WARNING: This YouTube contains some “honest” language and deals with some adult struggles. I doubt the creator is a Christian. But the insights are valuable.
This week I am allowing myself one hour of non-church related YouTube, in case you are wondering. I’ve already used 30 minutes.