Pretty much how I’m doing, trying and aiming to live. Unscaling is a term I haven’t come across before, but is something I very much do and support.
Shift focus from quantity to quality: For example, unfollow news outlets — they are all playing the attention-grabbing game and all it does is causes stress, even without knowing the facts. Instead, follow people who can analyze and contextualize the news cycle. For me, The Economist is a good option for world business stories. Others like Barry Ritholtz are a good follow for me. For those interested in technology news, again look for people who add context and analysis. Also, read and follow science publications. By making smart choices, you are declaring intellectual independence.
Go analog: In this digital age, it makes sense for us to be analog. It allows us to control the pace of time and allows us to create an environment that helps bring sanity, quality andrelative ease on a daily basis. For example, go to museums, find places to have coffee or dine, where they know your name.
Unscale your life: This is actually a very big idea, because as Tariq rightfully points out that scale is no longer the force of good. Amazon, Facebook andGoogle are three examples of scale gone wrong. AT&T, Comcast andothers are examples of scale-gone-wild. How to fight the scale-goonies? Well, how about favoring independents — stores, services andpeople. In other words, get off the platforms as much as you can. After quitting Facebook a while ago, I am looking to wean myself off Instagram and for 2019, I want to shop less on Amazon — Prime isn’t as much of a convenience as it seems to be.