You know the kind, where you’ve known it’s true but never really thought about it? That’s me with a lot of things (probably more than it should be, honestly).
Today I realized that there will always be more new stuff to learn. The number of people living on earth is multiplying exponentially. Everyone will be creating new stuff. Let me explain a little bit more. On YouTube, I am following a handful of channels. Every day I go on and add some seemingly relevant and interesting videos to my Watch Later playlist. I never end up watching them all in a day, and the Watch Later playlist adds up. I keep telling myself that I will stop watching so many YouTube videos in exchange for, say, blogging more AFTER I get my Watch Later playlist down to zero videos.
The problem? There’s always new and interesting stuff! Yes, if you think about it, of course, there will always be new stuff! But somehow my brain didn’t have that ‘ah-hah’ moment of ‘this is why I have a YouTube problem’ until just recently. Or maybe it did and I’ve just been lying to myself and sitting in denial. Either way; something will have to change. And that’s where values come in! (see my next post). If a video looks good, but isn’t in one of my values, (depending on how good it looks and the entertainment value weighted against time it takes to watch), I will either not add it to my playlist, or make a new playlist of ‘things to watch when I’m bored’. Although, then that would be too tempting to be bored. I have no reason to be bored! I want to blog. To train Dobby. To read all the books on my ‘read’ list. I want to work! I should not, and will not, be bored. There’s always something I can be doing that is more in line with my values than entertaining YouTube videos.
This is the same to some extent with music. If an artist I like comes out with a new album or song. Well, how many artists do I like? And how many new artists are being ‘discovered’ every day? And what if I didn’t like an artist in the past but now they have a song but I’d miss it if I didn’t try listening to it?
I could go on and on, but again, this is an old post, and musings for deeper thought and poetic words at a later date.
Tell me in the comments below if you have any experiences where you’ve felt similarly to me. Let’s have a discussion! I am always curious to know other’s perspectives on this wild world we live in.