One Day I Would Like to Forget Everything

A different kind of story

We live in a world that abounds in information, and which can also suffocate you with information more quickly and efficiently. Nowadays, I think you no longer have to wonder what you can learn, but also what you don’t want to learn.

I am 29 years old, and I already feel that I know a lot more than my parents knew at this age. But what I know is what I should know? Sometimes I feel like I want to know less than what I already know. Am I the only one? I guess not. I’m sure you’ve had such moments too.

“Repetition is the mother of learning.”

From where I come from we say that “repetition is the mother of learning”. My grandmother, a former math teacher, always repeated this to me before a test, to motivate me to prepare as much as possible.

Considering this, we could also argue that we can excel in a particular field if we choose to do certain things daily.

If you want to become a better writer, then it would be good to read and write as much as possible. If you decided to become a skilled photographer, then it is preferable to study, take classes, and take as many photos as possible.

But what if you would decide not to learn something? Do you think you could to that? If you ask me in today’s world, it’s impossible.

In recent years, the Internet and social media, in particular, have specialized in capturing our attention and keeping us connected for a longer time with our eyes on the screens of our laptops or our smartphones.

Our attention has become their currency.

To keep us entertained, the industry giants understood that they would have to show us the content we want to see. However, I have the impression that they also want to show us things to influence us.

For example, I have never searched on the Internet anything related to politics, medicine, stock market or religion. And yet, I have the impression that the Internet wants to convince me that it’s good to vote with a specific candidate and not with the other one.

It also tells me that if I don’t take cold showers, I’m not a superhuman and a certain religion is better to follow than the other one.

Considering the recent explosion of politics and medicine information, I feel like the Internet wants to give us a lesson. Something like “if you don’t think so, it’s wrong”, or “only this is the right way of doing things”.

When it comes to me, I believe I am an atypical person. I’m not interested in politics, I don’t want to buy Bitcoin, and I don’t believe in religion. I don’t drink milk, I don’t eat at Mc, and I like to take hot showers. However, I don’t think there is anything right or wrong about what I do. That’s just who I am.

When I meet somebody who tries to convince me of something, either on the Internet or in real life, I just want to leave that conversation or that environment. Am I the only one? I really don’t think so.

Life is too short to be spent discussing it in contradiction. I honestly think there is room for everyone in this world. So why try to change the one next to you when you might as well focus on growing ourselves?

One day I would like to forget everything and start over. The bad news is that I would lose everything I learned so far. The good news is that I would lose everything I learned so far.

The moral of the story? You are the one who decides.

Artist | Writer during the day | Filmmaker during the night | Per aspera ad astra | Support me on Patreon: bit.ly/3d5XeWN

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