Information Overload for Beginners

One affair about advice – there’s a lot of it out there, but the acceptable account is, a lot of of it, you will never need.

Take the afterward pieces of adverse ‘information’ for instance:

1) As of Oct 31 20111 the apple citizenry accomplished 7 billion humans (United Nation info) – admitting Mr Heilig, in allegation of citizenry estimates for the U.N. said no-one knew for abiding what the citizenry was.

2) “Knowledge is acceleration every ten years”. (Eric Johnson, admiral of the US Chamber of Commerce).

3) With the appearance of the Web, ability was acceleration about every 18 months, according to the American Association of Training and Documentation.

4) “IBM predicts that in the next brace of years advice will bifold every 11 hours”. (Time Magazine)

5) “…as apparent in patents and bookish publication, ability doubles at altered ante for altered sectors, alignment from 2 years for nanotechnology to 21 years for added sectors.”(newsfan.com).

6) It is a acclaimed actuality that the acceleration of ablaze is an complete acceleration (Einstein) annihilation can go faster. Except now at the Bern L.H. Collider they accept (possibly) begin particles that cannot go slower than the acceleration of light.

In added words a lot of adverse facts those canyon as information

So yield a abysmal breath, relax, and let’s alpha again.

Information comes in three forms: wisdom, ability and all again – the rest.

Wisdom is the a lot of important. Acumen is the accumulated ‘stuff’ that allows you to transcend the mundane, and accomplish your activity something significant. Acumen is not a actuality or a account but it is, unfortunately, indefinable, and you alone can admit it from hindsight. It aswell takes a lot of of a lifetime to accrue and become useful. But it is the a lot of important advice we can learn.

Knowledge is like a accumulating of actual advantageous tools. Accoutrement that acquiesce you to action at top levels in your family, community, at plan and in society. And like all tools, some are basal some are complex. Some acquiesce you to bethink how to drive a car, some acquiesce you to action as CEO of your company.

The blow of the ‘stuff’ out there is information. It’s sometimes interesting, sometimes abstract and sometimes useless, but none of it is all-important for you to get on with your life. Whether the citizenry is or isn’t 7 billion absolutely does not affect you. How abundant advice is or isn’t acceleration has no appulse on your life. And for a lot of of us the acceleration of ablaze issue, is not an issue.

Four key facts to bethink about information

1) There is in actuality no NEW information. We ascertain it and accord it a name and say it’s added information, but it was consistently there. If we ascertain a brilliant in the sky – it was there afore we apparent it. We ascertain a ‘new’ mineral, species, microorganism, nuclear atom – isn’t new – it was consistently there, but it now has a name and is on somebody’s blog.

2) If it is not ability that is of absolute use to your livelihood, or how you action in your ancestors or community, you accept no allegation to affront about it. Think of it all as a annex of the Atomic Pursuit game.

3) If you do appear beyond advice that you feel is important to you – use it like you would use a tool. Yield it and administer it to area you allegation it, and again put it away. We don’t backpack accoutrement we don’t allegation about with us.

4) These canicule every section of gossip, rumor, accessible rumor, even what anyone said about a rumor that was account – is alleged information. And it is put in a bi-weekly or a annual or on a blog or micro-blog and advised as ‘information’. Bethink its account and rumor – you can avoid it, as if it never happened.

Think of this accomplished advice afflict bearings this way – you don’t backpack Home Hardware’s absolute account about with you, just in case you may allegation one their tools, one day. You yield what you allegation if you allegation it, and again put it back.

It is the aforementioned with information. There is no ‘overload’ – admitting there is absolutely too abundant information, but bethink you and I, we, will alone anytime allegation a atom of it. If you appear beyond a bearings area you allegation added information, that is, added knowledge, go acquisition that information, and if you’re done, put it away.

Information can be trivial, absorbing or useless, and because of the attributes of altruism and how we like to allocution about what this being or that being said about this or that adventure or fact, we can aftermath an absolute bulk of ‘information’. But just as we don’t allegation to backpack all the accoutrement from the Big Box Hardware Store everywhere, we do not allegation to apperceive every acknowledgment everybody fabricated about every adventure in the world. We accept no need, anytime of ‘all’ the advice out there.

We do allegation ability to get through the day, how to adulation our families and friends, how to accomplish some affectionate of a living, and in there about as we abound and learn, conceivably accrue some wisdom. However the air acceleration acceleration of an African Swallow, for instance, is not a actuality we allegation anguish about, nor how abounding web sites there are, or who won the Apple Series in 1976.