In today’s world of fake news and identity politics, it seems thinking for ourselves is increasingly hard or increasingly rare, many people think they think but in reality, many of our thoughts are planted or prompted by subtle persuasion. I am victim to this, it’s one of the reasons I watch very little television but I still notice slight pushes to think in a certain direction.
To make sense of this and allow me to focus I came up with a simple rule, it works as well for people as it does media and you can apply it to any subject. It is as follows:
Pay attention to those who try to make you think and avoid those who try to make you think something.
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David Chambers grew up in Coventry in the 80's and 90's. A time and place not known for literature, he was never the less raised on a road named after Robert Louis Stevenson. His walk to school took him through roads named after Joseph Addison, Rudyard Kipling and Charles Dickens. Oblivious to the inspiration he followed his career advisor into engineering and spent the next couple of decades forgetting his earlier love of reading and writing stories.
Finally, a change of role left him with lots of flights and nights in hotels. After filling his spare time with reading he decided it was time to create his own stories and finally put pen to paper.
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