I love this and it’s true to an extent. I think in a sense we always want to stay a head of the game and be prepared and that is also a matter or sorting things and determining what is trash and what is a viable idea foundation to build from.
Jonathan Greene, one of my favorite writers recently published this piece which is similar to yours but entirely different. He makes a lot of sense and I’ve been weeding and cleaning ever since. Your article affirms it for me.