Drowning In the Infoglut (A Poem)

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“Where is the wisdom in all this knowledge?
Where is the knowledge in all this information”
-Elder James Faust
There’s too much information
A gluttony of junk
I try to quit, can’t quite do it (I’m)
Feeling kind of stuck

I’m drowning in the infoglut
It’s time to take a break
Unplug, unwind, find peace of mind
My sanity’s at stake

The cyber noise is deafening
Distraction to the max
(Near) constant stimulation
Leaves no space to relax

(You) can’t turn off the web, though
Never can escape it
Management’s the answer
Just do your best to tame it

Don’t let your soul be sucked in
By nothingness times ten
Real life is full of beauty (that to)
Neglect would be a sin

Are you living deep and fully?
Or in an online haze?
You spend your life the way, of course, (you)
Choose to spend your days
So make it count for something
Then, look up and look around
And don’t forget to sometimes
Put that stupid cell phone down!

“Don’t allow yourself to be caught up in the time-wasting,
mind-numbing things like..surfing the Internet.”
-Elder M. Russell Ballard
PS: I wrote a poem expressing a similar sentiment. Read it here!

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