There is No Such Thing as Information Overload

The information dietJust as too much junk food can lead to obesity, too much information can lead to stupidity.

Clay Johnson’s book, The Information Diet, shows you how to thrive in this information glut, but you must accept that there is no such thing as information overload.

Once we begin to accept that information technology is neutral and cannot possibly rewire our brains without our consent or cooperation, something else becomes really clear: there’s no such thing as information overload.

It’s the best “first world problem” there is. “Oh, my inbox is so full,” or “I just can’t keep up with all the tweets and status updates and emails” are common utterances of the digital elite. Though we constantly complain of it—of all the news, and emails, and status updates, and tweets, and the television shows that we feel compelled to watch—the truth is that information is not requiring you to consume it. It can’t: information is no more autonomous than fried chicken, and it has no ability to force you to do anything as long as you are aware of how it affects you. There has always been more human knowledge and experience than any one human could absorb. It’s not the total amount of information, but your information habit that is pushing you to whatever extreme you find uncomfortable. (more…)

Stock Market Wisdom :Benjamin Lee

Benjamin Lee

“There are laws governing the financial markets just as there is gravity law to keep all things together on the earth.”

  • “Stock market is a battlefield. Always remember to survive in the game first. Only those that survive the battle can enjoy the spoils of the war.”
  • “Never revenge for your losses in share market. It will get you killed.”
  • “It is better to be late, and catch the right worm, than catching the snake’s tail.”
  • “The stock market is always there. It has been there for centuries, and it lives longer than anyone of us here. Therefore, don’t rush and trade all your capital like there is no tomorrow.”
  • “Human is always subject to his own emotion. How many of us can break free from the greed, fear, and unfounded hope that are so common in stock market?”

“Do not underestimate the power of a raging bull, and the strength of a bear in stock market. Both have the power to trample you to death if you fight against them.”

“The secret recipe for success in stock market is simple. 30% in market analysis skills, 30% in risks management, 30% in emotion control, and 10% in luck.”

“Time is the cause, Volume is the fuel, and Price is the result. Of all these three, Time is the greatest factor in determining stock market direction.”

“The worst enemy to any stock traders and investors are Greed, Fear, and unfounded Hope.”

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