Ask if this news article or blog post will be relevant in 5 minutes, 5 months, 5 years. Consume only media that will be useful in time.
The news and social media industry is built on “never-ending now”, and endless cycle of ephemeral consumption. Intentionally constructed to generate feuds, outrage, and pull people away from age-old wisdom.
We are blinded to history.
The average quality of information is decreasing, more is produced by target driven content farms or AI. But the best stuff is getting better and better, supported by better tools. For the conscious consumer this presents the chance to consume only the best content, for the unconscious consumer abundance is bad.