I spent most of the last couple of days binge watching two TV series ( Altered Carbon and Black Mirror). In order to drown out the guilt, I told myself, over and over again, that I’d review the series, and that would make it worth spending so much time in front of a screen without producing anything.
But it also got me wondering, and maybe this is just an after-mark of Black Mirror, but the thing is that we fall into two different categories: consumers and producers.
I believe that in order to produce, one must first consume.
But how much?
And what is the ratio? 50-50? 30-70?
How much art do you have to consume in order to produce something of your own?
How much time do you have to spend reading, binge watching movies and TV shows, and going through tons of paintings and drawings on social media? Or walking through museums, if you’re still into doing things in the real world.
Yes, it’s quite the dilemma. One that I am not sure how to answer, and I don’t know if anyone can answer it.
How much time do we spend accumulating information in order to give it new meanings and call it our own?