BUT…”Some very sad, terrible news to share.
Today I’m writing to share some really unfortunate news: You can’t resist opening an article like this. Consuming news of the awful is addicting…There is an evolutionary argument here that we are all basically hardwired to prioritize negative information, because the potential costs of ignoring that information far outweigh the potential benefits of seeking positive information.
So says the Tangle Newsletter.
But! Instant Future is not unbalanced–at least not so much we’ll be institutionalized–and in this column we sort out the optimistic in the pessimism, the pessimist in the optimistic–and how the two blend. And in some cases we’ll just let you decide.