Wake up NOW!!!
We are swimming in information would be a huge understatement.
To put it into perspective, during our leisure time, not counting work, each of us processes 34 gigabytes, or 100,000 words, every day. The world’s 21,274 television stations produce 85,000 hours of original programming every day as we watch an average of five hours of television daily, the equivalent of 20 gigabytes of audio-video images.
That’s not counting YouTube, which uploads 6,000 hours of video every hour. And computer gaming? It consumes more bytes than all other media put together, including DVDs, TV, books, magazines, and the Internet.
Since the creation of Neuro Linguistic Programming, the estimations concerning the raw data input that we are are in touch with have fluctuated between 2 million bits per second (bps) in the 70's to around 6 billion bps today, while the processing capacity of the conscious mind has ranged from 134 to 123 bps.
While all this information comes to us, we are only able to process 123 bps. That is like out of a million pieces of a pen, you take only 123 pieces and keep it. Now you can imagine why misunderstanding is a big issue in our lives.
Everyone is taking their version of the 123 pieces and calling it reality. Now you can imagine why misunderstanding is a big issue in our lives.
According to a study by Microsoft, the average human being now has an attention span of eight seconds. This is a sharp decrease from the average attention span of 12 seconds in the year 2000.
We’re now lagging behind the humble goldfish in terms of being able to focus on a task or object. I don’t even know if anyone is going to read this.
My point being much of the information goes unnoticed and becomes subconscious programs that either keeps us open to new and creative possibilities or completely shuts us down.
Now more than ever, time for oneself must be a top priority. Shutting your self from all this information for a period of time is the only way to go.
Think about it, when will you find the time to listen to your inner voice? When will inspiration lay it’s spark onto you?
Your parents have some say for you, your friends, the society and don’t even let me get started on all the information from the media. No wonder they call it programs.
Making you believe who you should be, what success is, what happiness is. It is sad to say, but we are becoming more and more mechanical everyday because our model of reality has been conditioned by people we live with and at large the media.
The matrix may be a movie but it resembles a deep and dark truth about our lives.