Mental Obesity

Mass Appeal: Are you mentally obese?

OVERPLUGGED: Tunxis Community College - A full presentation on the topic of mental obesity.

Information Overload: A conversation with Sarah Miner.

The popular Australian TV show Studio 10 discusses the TEDx talk about Mental Obesity.

This is happening because information has gone from a finite amount to an infinite amount. From an evolutionary standpoint, we evolved to collect information. We are knowledge workers in the Information Age. In order to maximize our potential as a knowledge worker we will need to turn all of our information into knowledge.

 

The dilemma we face is that we are increasingly getting stuck at the information collection stage and not spending the necessary time reflecting on the information and turning it into knowledge. This is happening because information has gone from a finite amount to an infinite amount. From an evolutionary standpoint, we evolved to collect information.

 

What happens when there is an endless stream of information? We consume, consume, consume. This is similar to our growing obesity rates. Unhealthy food tastes better than healthy food, and most of us now have a near unlimited amount of unhealthy food options.

 

A healthy digital lifestyle is about finding a balance between information consumption and reflection, which allows the information to move to a higher level of thinking. A healthy digital lifestyle consists of less data, better information, more reflection, and mental exercise can improve your quality of thinking.  A digital diet is about finding a balance between information consumption and reflection, which allows the information to move to a higher level of thinking. A a healthy digital lifestyle that consists of less data, better information, more reflection, and mental exercise can improve your quality of thinking.

We are knowledge workers in the Information Age. In order to maximize our potential as a knowledge worker we will need to turn all of our information into knowledge. The dilemma we face is that we are increasingly getting stuck at the information collection stage and not spending the necessary time reflecting on the information and turning it into knowledge.

We are knowledge workers in the Information Age. In order to maximize our potential as a knowledge worker we will need to turn all of our information into knowledge. The dilemma we face is that we are increasingly getting stuck at the information collection stage and not spending the necessary time reflecting on the information and turning it into knowledge.

Mental Obesity

What is Mental Obesity?

 

TedxSpringfield: Mental Obesity

Are we mentally obese? Arguing that it's not just our physical bodies that are increasingly become obese, Polgar proposes a Mental Food Plate to offer a simple, holistic solution.

Concept by David Ryan Polgar

Illustration by Robin Fecso of Jumpstart