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.

© 2018 David G Chambers. All rights reserved.

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