“What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think…you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after our own, but the great man is he who, in the midst of the crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.”
I’ve learned a lot. I’m learning more every day. These are not necessarily in the order of importance, just what comes to mind:
- Just because you read it in the internet, doesn’t make it true. People post, people edit all the time here.
- Just because it’s on the news, whether it’s CNBC, CNN or FOX, doesn’t make it true. Reporters report, but just like everyone else, it’s a personal slant, they filter out what they want to, that’s just the way it is. Why else would there be so many different takes on the same news? You can refute this, but just think about it. How many times have I myself wanted to write something, and I take the time to find out, only to discard facts I won’t be using, or won’t do credit to my theme paper?
- Just because you read it in the history books, doesn’t make it true. People write new books all the time. Remember, authors write books. It is written from their perspective, based on facts. Is there any such thing as “just the facts?” Only in the court system…
- Check snopes.com before you post. Just in case. Then again: are they really committed to the truth? Or are they just another propaganda tool, based on someone’s thoughts and commitment to personal truth?
I have chosen not to grant opinion here on a lot of things, I just like to “put them out there.” I think people need to learn to think for themselves. I think we need to watch and listen.
One more thing:
- Learn love.
Jon Katz writes:
“when the soul awakens, the search begins and there is no turning back…you are on fire, and the world is suddenly ablaze with light and love…you will sing a different song…the sleeping souls will not hear you, understand you, and you cannot hear or understand them, their news and anger and ritual is a babble, a mystical tongue, a distant roar. You will live your life outside of the tent, listening to the sounds of the circus…you are on the spiritual path. And it can never end, only catch a different train to eternity.”
I’m very worried. The news media has taken over the country.
I am not racially motivated, I believe I equal rights for all. I’m worried right now about who has paid off news media regarding racial issues. Many innocent people are targeted, from citizens to police officers. The media is promoting this violence. Violence is not new in America, or any other country, but to suddenly highlight violence against race, target law enforcement officials (and yes, all are not good, but then, all are not bad, either).
This is step 1, I believe, to government corruption: news media controlling the populace, you and me. Some of you think it’s unjust. The some of me think that this is a fear tactic and a way for government control of the US population. Don’t buy it.
Edward Snowden, where are you?
Whom shall I send? And who will go for us? (Isaiah)