Knowing Stuff

When you live this life you know stuff.

Stuff like when was the last time it rained.  And how much it rained.  And what phase the moon is in.  And what’s blooming now.  And what isn’t.  And other stuff like that.

In my old life that kind of information wasn’t relevant to my life.  If I knew it, it was just trivia to me.

It wasn’t that long ago that all humans knew that kind of stuff.  Now the vast majority of us just don’t need to know it.  In many ways we’re a lot smarter than we used to be.  But in some important ways we aren’t.