Hello, I was going to wish you all a happy Sunday but, it is already Monday in some places. So, happy day that ends in a Y…
One of the most important lessons I attempt to pass on is this, if something makes you angry, there is a good chance you are being manipulated. Once you are pissed about whatever it is, critical thinking goes out the window.
I told a friend that those who dwell in one sandbox can only see the world through the lenses of that sandbox.
More clearly stated, if your religion believes in certain things and you dismiss all other religions because of what you have been told, your world is skewed.
Some of those beliefs can be rather innocuous. Sprinkle Vs. Dunk is a great example. It is a symbol, period. There are those who are so ensconced in what they have been told that they would consider that a hill to die on. It’s not.
Drifting away from the dogmatic rituals of church aggrandizement, we have the media, which is brainwashing the masses. Much like the church, their brand of propaganda is considerably more vociferous and manifests itself as pure evil with a capital E.
The media that promotes racism is by far an outlet that should be boycotted.
Garbage in equal garbage out. When someone appeals to your emotions to beat you into submission regarding a topic that deserves some critical thinking, they are, in fact, propagandists. I know lots of folks; I also know that none of them are racist.
The bottom line is to humble yourself enough to realize that you don’t know it all. You might be wrong. There is nothing amiss if you are incorrect and take steps to right wrongs. There is, however, plenty to commiserate over if you don’t want to be open to the fact that you might have a skewed opinion on certain subjects.
You don’t know what you don’t know.
Your opinions are not facts. Your feelings are not facts. There is no such thing as ‘your truth or my truth.’
There is only the truth.
Be teachable, admit it when you are wrong, and ask forgiveness if your opinions have injured anyone.
I hope this week brings you joy and happiness. If you are like me, a writer, I hope you get some words on the page.