As you go through your day, there is a lot of media thrown our way. We have newspapers, news programs, internet, movies, radio, social media, in addition to the regular barrage of work and personal emails and text messages that come at us.With so much media from which to choose, how do you choose to invest your time and brain cells? Do you spend every free ounce of energy on documentaries or self-help content or are you relaxing by watching silly, stupid movies?
The intellectual diet is an interesting thing to consider, because just like our food diet, that cookie may not hurt just one time, but if you eat too many cookies it can do a lot of harm. If you feed your mind with meaningful rich content, it's like putting your brain on a strict exercise regimen, but if you constantly consume junk media and negative content, it will begin to emerge in your every day life.
Rich and meaningful content will become less appealing just the way the salad can feel less appealing than ice cream. Over time you can grow out of balance. The point of the message is not to scare you out of your silly movies or whatever it is you do to relax. The purpose is to heighten awareness and consciousness to the media you choose to consume on a daily basis.
I'm a wisdom, truth, and self-help junkie, so I'm constantly digging into things that will help me grow and be a better person, so I hope anyway. I try to find new ways to grow my intellectual bandwidth even if I don't always have time to read a novel for more than ten or twenty minutes at a time. I encourage you to consider the content you fill your mind with every day and to be on a healthy intellectual diet because you can!