Reading in the Past
My media life has taken an odd turn lately. You see, I’m behind by about three weeks on the podcasts I listen to. And by a full month of articles that I’ve saved. So, while I skim headlines every day and try to keep up with what’s going on, anything in-depth is getting to me on a multiple-week delay.
I don’t really have much valuable insight here, but it has made me realize that so much stuff I consume is so inconsequential to my day-to-day life. And yet, I can’t bring myself to delete large swaths of my backlog. Because I do enjoy consuming (ugh…that word) it, and would weirdly feel like I was letting both the creators and myself down by “giving up” on it. That’s probably not healthy, now that I think about it.