|Originally posted by 2.5:|
Best that can happen is my little statement inspires someone who has not yet blocked "politics" to never do so.
The method I use for blocking information who's existence I do not want to be aware of is...oh, wait, I don't block any
Because I'm an adult and can objectively*
intake information at will.
Or just not read it, which is not very often.
Even trainwrecks have something to teach, after you get past the "personal impact" you apply to it.
Between "News" and "Information", i'll take information every time.
"News" comes with a suggestion.
A suggestion that somehow "News" is "Truth".
"Information" is just that.
You process it with your cache of personal experience and current level of intellect, and formulate a "conclusion" open enough to allow for change/growth of that conclusion should future added information present itself.
Figuratively "Burning Books" (ignoring information) will never give you the full picture.
Which unfortunatly is neither here nor there.
Because my experience tells me people will believe what they want.
And explore no farther.
"I want it to be true" is the length of their "vetting" process.
For them, comfort is more important than truth.
* in a way that is not influenced by personal feelings or opinions.
[This message has been edited by Boondawg (edited 07-30-2020).]