“Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.” — Gertrude Stein
Do you agree?
I tend to agree as we have been inundated with information not just all day long but moment by moment. We have relied on information for what to wear, eat or buy and where to go, do and even what to say. Whether it was information fed to us or sought by us, it doesn’t really matter. It’s the reliance of such information to conduct our day to day lives that will cause us to lose something in the process. In this context, we could lose our common sense.
The overload of information in itself is harmless and mostly useful for learning and knowing what’s going on perhaps. It is how we let the information take over our decision making processes and worse, our ability to think, analyse or discern, that makes it a problem.