Stop Reading the News
STOP READING THE NEWS is a vital toolkit for managing the upsetting coronavirus news cycle and finding equilibrium and calm at a time of chaos and uncertainty
In 2013 Rolf Dobelli stood in front of a roomful of journalists and proclaimed that he did not read the news. It caused a riot. Now the author of the bestselling The Art of Thinking Clearly finally sets down his philosophy in detail. And he practises what he preaches: he hasn’t read the news for a decade.
Stop Reading the News is Dobelli’s manifesto about the dangers of the most toxic form of information – news. He shows the damage it does to our concentration and well-being, and how a misplaced sense of duty can misdirect our behaviour. Most importantly, he offers the reader the guidance on how to live without news, and the many potential gains to be had: less disruption, more time, less anxiety, more insights.
In a world of increasing disruption and division, Stop Reading the News is a welcome voice of calm and wisdom.
Rolf Dobelli is brilliant at converting evidence from scientific research into practical steps that improve personal outcomes. -- Robert Cialdini, author of the international bestseller Influence Rolf Dobelli is a virtuosic synthesizer of ideas. With wit, grace, and precision he melds science and art in hisjoyful pursuit of wisdom. -- Joshua Greene, professor of psychology, Harvard University, and author of Moral Tribes Rolf Dobelli possesses one of Europe's finest minds -- Matt Ridley, author of The Evolution of Everything Rolf Dobelli's works are informative, insightful, and accessible. In an age of celebrity ignoramuses, he is a true public intellectual. -- Lou Marinoff, Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York Worth reading to explore why news attracts. * The Courier Mail * Rolf Dobelli offers plenty of food for thought, and writes clearly - stimulating, amusing, brilliant -- Dr Christoph Franz, former CEO of Lufthansa, Chairman of Roche Rolf Dobelli writes clearly, intelligently and convincingly -- Gerhard Schroder Challenging, yet might point to the future of journalism. * Sydney Morning Herald *
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