I love Slack as a communication tool for one simple reason: their emoji commands. They’re so simple and fluid that sometimes as a joke, I’ll end up typing commands like :100: in other chat applications since it’s so much faster than dealing with the emoji menu. Well, until recently, when I figured out a way […]
There’s an opportunity cost in everything else you don’t spend time on, everywhere else you don’t get information. By picking a highly ephemeral information source, you’re deciding (likely unintentionally) to get lower quality information and to waste your time. By picking non-ephemeral information sources, you get better information in less time.
As a heuristic, we can assume that any form of marketing or volunteered data is going to be at least somewhat true but misleading. Anything on packaging should be suspect, as should anything on someone’s LinkedIn, resume, business card, Tinder profile, or whatever someone seems eager to share with strangers, especially in large groups.
It’s like visiting a classy restaurant where your foodie friend force feeds you caviar, and then deciding that you don’t like fine dining as you gag up fish eggs in the bathroom.
People at the bottom of the pyramid don’t remember what the top was like, and people at the top can’t comprehend the fascinations of people at the bottom.
“There’s absolutely no use to keeping yourself in an emotional frenzy, especially one you’ve been pulled into by media and other people’s inability to control their feelings.
If you believe there’s some huge injustice being done, then go do something about it. Don’t trick yourself into thinking that slacktivism via Facebook posts and Internet fights is going to change the world.”