The curse of the Sisyphean read-later list
Joan Westenberg cuts to the core.
Not every saved article needs to be read, not every podcast listened to. Part of managing our digital lives involves recognizing that it’s okay not to know everything and finding peace in our choices about what to engage with and what to pass by. In doing so, we reclaim our time and mental space, allowing ourselves to engage more with less.
I’ve been through many different forms of save-for-later, and they’ve all ended up in the same place — a mountain of stuff that, on reflection, probably wasn’t worth saving.
Note-taking is one possible answer, though that’s liable to land me with another huge pile. The other option is blogging, which is what I’m doing with the link above.
Perhaps it’s time for me to declare a permanent Reading List Bankruptcy and force myself into better habits instead…
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