We live in a time of abundance, where the most useful knowledge and information is literally at our fingertips. Our challenge is to retain the essential and discard the rest.
The act of discarding is easy – deleting files, deleting social media accounts, curating news and uninstalling applications require but a few clicks. But discernment – the ability to differentiate between the essential and the trivial – is exceedingly rare.
As the pools of information swell around us, discernment would become more valuable.