a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention
A witty saying goes that “A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention”. Simple as the saying is, the message it conveys is profound and thought-provoking. Evidently, it is meant to tell us that we are now in an age of information explosion, which, while providing us with a vast sea of information, is causing the problem of lack of attention.
（举例说明）Taking a look around, we can also find examples too many to enumerate. Here I can think of no better illustration of the proverb than the experience of my own. Like many others, I am a constant user of the computer and the mobile phone. When working on the computer, I cannot help being distracted by information popping out on the screen from the Internet. Or I would keep looking at my mobile phone for funny news or comments.
（我的做法）This phenomenon is definitely unhealthy and requires remedying. Personally, I will try uninstalling some unimportant functions of my phone and my computers, so as to cut the sources of irrelevant information. In the second place, I will work out a plan for each day and set a time limit for important tasks. In a word, I truly agree with the saying given in the directions and I would take the right actions in my life and work in the future.