"Superior minds are concerned with ideas,
average minds are concerned with events,
inferior minds are concerned with personalities."
- Jeff Cooper
It's no accident that the mainstream media is suffused with event and personality oriented news and programming. They don't want you dwelling in the realm of ideas. The act of thinking could (and should) endanger the entire American power structure - virtually all of which is immoral, illogical, mathematically unsustainable and (if you care) unconstitutional.
Moral: It's more critical than ever that you don't allow yourself to be distracted, and the idea you should focus on is this: no one else has any legitimate claim on your labor.
Not even if you're a doctor.