Oliver Burkeman, How News Took Over Reality - Half Hour of Heterodoxy
Oliver Burkeman and Chris Martin discuss how excessive engagement with political news is unhealthy for individual wellbeing and for democracy.
Attempts to bridge political differences still end up defining both parties primarily *as* political actors. What we need to do is make less of our life -- esp. our social interactions -- about politics
In a world where so many seek to monetize attention, "You have something of a duty to steward your attention... that might actually mean not giving it to many things that, in some kind of abstract sense, totally deserve it."