Here’s a nice rundown of ways to reduce your consumption habits – thanks to Ed Brown for sending this our way:
I declared my independence from “news” and TV about 25 years ago and have never looked back. We don’t subscribe to a newspaper, we don’t turn on the TV hardly at all, and there is a lot of live acoustic music in our home daily. I will glance at some online news nowadays (for many years I did not), simply because my public speaking schedule demands that I be on top of certain issues. I have a steady stream of favorite sources of “the good news stories” which daily remind me that things are indeed changing for the better. The remarkable thing is, this intentional path of media abstention means we’re exposed to far less advertising, which helps considerably to reduce the “I want”s.