People like to blame the quick, easy flood of information from the internet for the decline in people’s ability to think critically - and a rise in alarming viewpoints.
‘Fake news’ can be found anywhere we look hard enough - and especially when we start questioning who gets to define it in the first place.
Clickbait gets more clicks, the AIs have been trained to favor algorithms of profit, not truth - and nuance lies largely forgotten.
Today, there’s a veritable flood of information and practically no discernment.
We are encouraged to adhere to ideologies rather than exploring, questioning, and thinking more deeply than just accepting what we hear.
A significant portion of humans on the planet today are simply relying on their own myopic experience to tell them ‘the truth’.
Some of us think the way to clarity is to cling frantically to facts - and if they can just find the ‘most correct’ facts, they’ll have it all figured out.
Those who are getting their truth from the mainstream media and corporate gangsters who have been colluding in the destruction of public health for decades … they’re never going to be swayed by your well-reasoned arguments or objective facts.
The best we can do is wish them well and move on with our lives.
The way forward isn’t through convincing them to ‘awaken’ and join us.
They’ve made it clear - they’re not interested.
They have chosen their path, and in fact, continuing to try and convince them otherwise only fuels their stubbornness - and depletes your precious energy.
It’s time to disconnect. Wish them well on their path … but most of all, disconnect.
Otherwise, they will eat away at your sense of love and peace - and that’s not what you need.
We can never hope to reconcile the issues we face in society at present if we are not willing to consider that even the most radical and appalling perspectives are grounded in some subjective truth for the person who believes them.
This is not about sympathizing with assholes or watering down one’s principles - this is seeking to understand others so that we may begin the process of bridging the gulfs of disconnection among us.
It’s important to focus on creating the kind of beautiful, harmonous world we want to live in.
Maybe you’ve planted a spark in the consciousness of others.
Maybe they’ll come back into your reality at some point, saying they’ve found out some new things, and changed their perspective.
If that happens later down the line, celebrate! Welcome them back - and know that the only way they can choose this is through their own awareness.
Don’t sink your creative energy into that hope for others, because it can easily become a black hole and destroy your own future.
The truth is, anybody who’s trying to say they KNOW the truth is either an idealist or a liar.
Truth is found in discernment, intuition, and remaining open to the fact that even the most intelligent and logical of us are still human, and capable of making mistakes.
Lies hate to be questioned. The truth welcomes it and endures it, because it has nothing to hide.
In all cases - compassion and discernment are essential. Nobody changes their mind by being made to feel like a fool.
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Today, February 26th, I watched Bill Maher saying basically the same thing from his show last night to Democrats—encouraging the Democrats not to shame the people who have left the Trump train; to not even talk about politics, and to simply, with brotherly love, welcome them back to reality by asking about their family, or some Netflix show.