Motivation Monday: Filter the News that Matter!


It’s Monday, the beginning of a new week, and you need words of motivation to start your week off right!

This week’s words of motivation: Filter the News that Matter!

In this short TED talk video, we are reminded of how much junk can really clutter the important things in our lives and in our future.

Kirk Citron, media consultant and founder of Long News, tell us first hand how much we receive news on a day-to-day basis. Reuters produced 3 1/2 million stories a year back in 2011. So, “how many news stories do you think are produced today?” However, the biggest takeaway from his TED talk is this:

“How many of those news will matter to us 50 years or 100 years from now? And more importantly, “What stories will make a difference to us in the future?”

He answers those questions by “filtering the news” showing examples of provocative and controversial news stories under important categorical issues around the world.

This is one of my favorite TED talks, because it reminds me of the work that I am doing today with Prince’s Daily Journal: providing you news and stories that matter! Which, you can use in your daily lives or in the future.

When I heard, “Britain would starve without genetically modified crops”–I was shocked because it took me three years to find this information. This talk provides more reason as to why we need to filter the news!

So this week, “Filter the News that Matter!” Find news stories that will benefit you in 50 years or 100 years! And I will continue to provide you beneficial news and stories that you can use on a day-to-day basis.

If you wish to follow Kirk and his TED talks go to: http://www.ted.com/speakers/kirk_citron.html

If you wish to learn more about The Long News go to: Longnow.org

You can also follow him on twitter at @kcitron

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