Navigating Choice & Information


Last week I wrote about how in this modern information age it is easy to get paralysed by choice. But is there a way to navigate the challenges of this time?

ChoicesIf we look back 2-3 generations ago to our grandparents or great grandparents who were born around the turn of the 20th century, they were the longest living generation out of the last 400-500 yrs.

This begs the question why might this have occurred as they lived through world wars, the great depression and rapid advancements in technology.

One of the reasons might be held within the simpler diet and lifestyle they had in their youth. It contained greater levels of general activity and physicality. Many of these dietary, lifestyle and activity choices they carried through the rest of their lives as habits.

I grew up with my grandparents having simple home grown, home cooked meals of meat and 3 veg. Very little of the meals they ate were processed by the every growing food industry.

They also valued quiet time, no devices to keep their minds occupied or entertained and their days usually started and finished with the rising and setting of the sun.

Perhaps the best way to navigate our modern age of information and abundant choice is to simplify and minimise, the way our grandparents and great grandparents did.

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