On Listicles and the Like

Sometimes, when I can't sleep and attempt to distract myself with social media and am overwhelmed with stories shared from Buzzfeed and Viral Something or Other, whose headlines make me feel stupider for having read them, I think of what Wordsworth said...

"The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants; and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this."