At the beginning of this new year, where do we start in this process of simplifying? Thomas Merton offers good advice: "The greatest need of our time is to clean out the enormous mass of mental and emotional rubbish that clutters our minds and makes all political and social life a mass illness. Without this housecleaning we cannot see. Unless we see, we cannot think. The purification must begin with the mass media. How?"
Merton's question is a good place to start. How do I simplify the barrage of information that I am exposed to every day?
Merton, T. 1966. Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander. New York: Doubleday.