“The vast majority of the world’s books, music, films, television and art, you will never see. It’s just numbers.”
So begins a thoughtful piece by Linda Holmes for NPR’s pop culture blog Monkey See that still has me thinking. In “The Sad, Beautiful Fact That We’re All Going to Miss Almost Everything” she explains that since it is now, in the modern age, physically impossible to read/watch/hear everything, you have two choices — culling and surrender.
Go read her musings on being “well-read” and “not missing anything” and choosing between all of the books and movies you’re “supposed to see” and share your reactions in the comments. Are you ready to cull or surrender? I’d love to know what you think!
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