How to Understand Media

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Life used to be about our own private lives.  Today world affairs have made their way into everyones life.  For the most part this has been difficult for us.  Most people are intelligent and have good intentions, but they are not trained in international affairs.  The average person knows nothing about governments or politics.   Even though we go to the polls to vote for someone we think will represent us, we know nothing about the candidates or their policies.  People judge candidates by seeing them on the internet and television.  Everything about these candidates is bias to what they think you will want to hear.  Yet this is the way everyone makes their decisions.  We like people, we believe in people, we are gullible, but we want someone who thinks like we do to run the world. This type of thinking has gone stale.   We don’t live in…

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Birth of Truth?

secretsoftheserpent

There has never been much truth in this world.  All we have is weaponized information.  This pandemic has done to people what psychedelics usually do to someone when they take them.  It has magnified what was already there.  What the press, government and other institutions have done is start information warfare.  They are using the same playbook from history and that is they try to convince you that what you think is true about the world is the absolute truth.  They will never give you the truth.  They give you information to convince you that what you already believe to be true is true and it gives you validation for your thoughts.  They goes as far as to try to make you angry about the things you believe are true about the world.  They build a distorted picture of the world…

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Unsocial Media

Journey through my Journal

Social media – “connecting” you to people on the other side of the world but not in the same room.

When did we start living through a screen? When did we start placing more importance on our social media “presence” than our actual presence? Our filterless, flawless and fabulous selves. Our lying on the couch in our sweatpants eating sour lollies loveable selves. The answer is irrelevant, what matters is where do we go from here? We weren’t taught how to cope with this devotion to self-promotion at school. There was no “how to survive without social media 101” or “how to love and accept yourself as a real person, not a profile 102”.

Do we continue to scroll through mindlessly judging, regretting, wishing and fantasising while staring blankly at a screen? With no external expression of emotion visible beside the occasional LOL from a good meme. We all do it…

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