Rather than thinking about it in terms of a blanket prohibition on something, a better way is to consider every situation based on the context, and think about the range of things we consume in our lives. The aim isn't to ignore things in the world at all, quite the opposite.
But often we are so caught up in delusions that we can't see clearly without first working on understanding our mind, gaining some stability, some spaciousness, comfort and refuge in ourselves, and focusing on watering the good seeds.
The aspiration is insight, seeing reality as it is, all of it. But sometimes the first step is to stop, find quiet.
One example of this is Thich Nhat Hanh's writing about how they practiced in Vietnam while bombs were dropping all around them. To be able to continue practicing right in the middle of a war, and to be helping people in that context without causing more harm is very hard. He writes about how they couldn't have done it without practicing, without mindfulness.
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