One of the nice things about the demise of print newspapers is I am content no longer that I know what I should know, what I need to know.
Being a journalist, I did acquire the know-how to know newspapers NEVER printed ALL the news fit to print; but as a reader I was smug most of the time that I had pretty much covered what’s important by reading my newspaper. Why, when I should have known better?
1. I didn’t want to know that reading news is NOT knowing in the first place.
2. I didn’t relish the task of searching on my own for the meaningful.
3. I didn’t want to abandon the fun of sharing what I read with other people who read the same thing.
4. Reading the newspaper gave me the feeling of having accomplished something, rather than accomplishing something.
I don’t yet know what I should know or need to know, but I am happy it’s up to me to find out.