Quality vs Bad Content

How to Assess Content

Bad Content

  1. Very Opinionated

  2. Black & White (polarizing)

  3. Dramatic

  4. Negative Tones

  5. No References

Quality Content

  1. Gives References

  2. Discusses the Gray

  3. Acknowledges Biases

  4. Positive Tones

  5. Leads to More Interest / Questions


We’re living in an information overload epoch.

Everyone has access to information. It’s not a privilege anymore. So this turns the emphasis to quality and time efficiency.

Anyone can make shit up. And that’s the name of the game. Novel inputs. Polarizing views. Strong opinions. But most of the time that’s just marketing and insecurity.

Instead of letting our emotions and reactivity drive our time. We should be looking for quality content. And one way to do that is by checking for references.

People that reference articles, books, or lectures are sharing quality. You can check their breadcrumb trail to the original source. You can find it’s often not polarizing. It’s not completely novel. It’s gray.

So do your brain a favor and check for quality. Avoid the emotional reactivity. Avoid the polarization. Check the references (if there are any). Only digest the good stuff.