response to “if you don’t like it, don’t read it”

by Daniel Batten on February 11, 2010

Check out Ben Young’s blog if you have an interest in

– social media

– using Web 2.0 to increase your business

– cool original ideas daily

Particularly like this blog entry

Go check it out

Heres a segment of it

Why do we tune in and sit through stuff we don’t enjoy. We could easily turn the tv off, leave the movie or the event.

We’re afraid. What if?

What if we miss out?
What if something happens?
What if someone notices?

What if you lived on your own terms and only pursued stuff that interested you. Imagine how energetic and passionate you could be…”

6 years ago I threw out my TV. I threw out alcohol. I threw out the newspaper, and replaced it with the right RSS feeds from the Internet.

It baffles me why people watch “the news” each night. I like to listen to and watch things that provide

– insight

– upliftment

– benefit

The news I found struck out on all 3. So did much of TV.

The moment the TV went, there was room for something more positive to fill the void.

… and within a year a new company was born.

Imagine how much energy you would have if you made a decision to take control rather than complain. In the age of the Internet, we have more power than ever before to control what information and inspiration we want coming into our lives.

Explore and enjoy.

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Ben Young February 12, 2010 at 1:06 am

Thanks Daniel for the mention – glad you enjoyed the post. Completely agree on everything, keep up the good work.

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