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    Shaktian Space | Shakti Shetty | 7/5/20 | 8 min
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    • deephdave
      Top reader this weekReading streakScout
      1 week ago

      Constant exposure to information makes you knowledgeful, not knowledgeable. The distinction between the two can be lost on social media. One of the many reasons this could happen has something to do with our lack of attention. Before we could fully acknowledge that we were living in the Information Age, we quickly moved into the OverInformation Age. Too little, too fast. As of today, people are more likely to conclude than to read. Studying is painful, pontificating is a lot easier. Nobody in particular is to be blamed for these worrying trends. We aren’t getting dumber. Just like we aren’t getting smarter either. We are just passing through the motions of behavioural change. That’s all.