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Is there an attitude that can allow people to better filter/apply the ideas that they learn?

We’ve all seen the power of ideas, but I have realized something recently. There might be an over-saturation of ideas. It used to be that when people heard of a new idea, they were able to apply it to life immediately. Now, though, we are overwhelmed by all the ideas every day. Even I would like to watch more TED talks every day, but I am getting tired of more and more responsibility for knowing all the right decisions in life. I can’t help but wonder if sometimes when we are applying new ideas, we are also forgetting old ones. We used to have enough space to learn the important and the unimportant ideas. Maybe we need to learn an attitude that allows us to filter ideas and really latch onto the most important ones. I personally have seen people’s ability to neglect the most important things in life, and focus on the unimportant. Perhaps there is a life attitude that can allow us to simply take pride in efficiently applying all the ideas to life. If such a life changing attitude exists, it ought to be the first idea that we spread. Any ideas?

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  • Dec 30 2012: Take your time. It's all in your hands. And then, you might be impressed by some ideas but they might not be suitable for the situations YOU face daily. So think them over and see if you really need to apply them or not. Ifyou dont need them, they are essentially unimportant and you neddnt focus on them. If you get some that you consider essential for yourself then go ahead actually try to make them the motto of your life. Try to think about situations where you can apply them but then again, don't over think. Just, you know, chill and when you are on a tough spot, see if you can use these ideals. What say?

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