“If you want to improve, be content to be thought of as foolish and stupid” -Epictetus
Being ignorant of the unimportant is not a bad thing. Spending time on twitter keeping up with the latest trends may make us feel more knowledgable, but rarely will that alone lead to real understanding. However, prioritizing the cultivation of a healthy soul will create a significantly higher quality of life. By filling our minds with good things that help us make better choices, all else will become easier. The way we interpret current events will be better. The way we choose what is important will be more reasoned and satisfying. Therefore, we need to choose our focus each day. Spend time and energy on important things, and be content to be ignorant of the unimportant.