Make your choices carefully today. You can hold a world view in your hands, or remain in your own little bubble where things are not what they seem. Watch for the deceptions that try to manipulate your information and force you down a narrow dark path. Do your own research and gain a wider view of what’s really going on. You’ll save yourself a great deal of heartache, trouble and time by finding the truth on your own.
Information is power in today’s world. The more someone wants to hide from you, the more they’ll use misinformation to guide your reactions down another path. Don’t be manipulated by the message and lead down the wrong road.
Make sure you follow-up on what you’ve been told. It might be a good story, but it might also be a false tale designed to inflame and misdirect. So do your own research within reliable sources to make sure you can back up the information you’re given.
Make sure you’re following up with sources that don’t have an agenda. Academic resources are often good for that, but not if the story is about them. Don’t dismiss the alternative views or opposing sides of the tale either. Critical thinking is how we discover the underlying truth between the lines of misinformation. You may not agree with what you discover, but it will help you find the larger view and maybe even locate additional information and resources that clear up the whole picture. Continue reading