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Old May 14th, 2017, 11:08 PM   #1
Dalcourt
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I feel this is an interesting quote. And I decided to use quotes like that or sometimes internet me message and other stuff for my musings on certain topics. Of course everyone is free to share their opinion on that topic, too.

It's from the author Donnie Miller just in case someone is wondering. Not an author I admire but as I said, interesting quote.

Ignorance is a choice? And why would anyone choose it? Cuz the information we get in our age is too overwhelming? As we get so much different information that it gets hard to decide what is fake news and what is not?
So what do we do the? Leave all the new information we get everyday be and just stick to our comfort zone where we find all the "truths" the social group we belong to has established over the ages?
Do we stick to my Daddy and Granddaddy voted GOP so it can't be wrong? Do we stick to my Momma went to Baptist Church with me so this must be the true religion?
Sure this is easy and with all those huge amounts of often so contradicting information about politics, religion, science and just every other thing you can think of how should you ever be able to pick out the right information?
How can we decide what is true and what is fake while being overwhelmed with information day after day?

How do you decide which news agency can be trusted? Do you stick to your families' opinion? Do you listen to our President to tell you what agencies are fake news or not? Do you simply believe the news that seem most comfortable to you?

You don't even have to think politics it's basically the same in pop culture. On place tells you celebrity couple you name it is seen happily shopping for stuff for their first baby while the other place says they went to a lawyer to file divorce. So again too much different and contradicting information so why not say fuck it and choose ignorance?

Staying informed in our days is a difficult task..you don't have just one place to look for information and you have to somehow filter the information you get.

I admit that I picked staying ignorant about a couple of topics in life.I have an opinion about it and some basic knowledge but honestly not the energy to go deeper there. Whereas other topics I really try to stay informed on. And that's where the hard part begins. How? I have my top sources of information of course chosen according to my political, religious and ethical believes. Then I also read the information given by "the other side". And when there is the possibility I try to get information about the same topic from other countries...I am able to read a couple of foreign languages so I can read those opinions, too.

So yeah it's kinda hard work to stay informed. And I admit trying to really be informed and not just believe the first thing you hear is difficult, still I try to do it.
Over the years I have formed a couple of beliefs and ideas that highly contradict those of my immediate surroundings...it's not really about how I see politics in general but about ideas concerning race, gender and sexuality and environmental issues.

I sometimes wonder how other try to stay informed and form opinions about those information they get.
It's hard to discuss this with my friends since most of them chose to stay ignorant about everything except maybe celebrity gossip and stuff like that.

And my family? My Dad usually has his opinion about everything without even trying to inform himself.
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