merlin mann on choice

people gripe about content consumption and distraction and superficiality. but, we choose how we are. we choose to waste the potential of what would have been described as science fiction only a few years ago.

You can decide to throw birds at pigs. You can decide to check in on which strangers are pretending to like you today. You may even decide to see what you would look like if you were really fat.

Thing is, you could also decide to read. Just for a couple minutes. Maybe more. Maybe less. Who knows. It’s your decision. – Merlin Mann

absolutely. we choose to waste our time on banality and meaningless drivel. we can just as easily choose to spend our time on more interesting things. we can’t blame the tools. the choice is ours. I’m sure as hell going to try harder.