Posted by Art Of Legend India [dot] Com On 6:33 AM
You can do this by simply going online. The only problem is that a lot of what you read online is lies. The Internet is not regulated in any way, so there is no guarantee that the information you see online is valid, real or truthful. The newspaper industry is regulated and yet they can tell as many lies as they want. So, trying to stop regular people from publishing their lies and misinformation online is almost impossible.
This means that what you learn is most likely not going to be true. However, this does not mean that the information itself does not have some value. There are snippets of truth on the Internet, which means that all you have to do is filter through the lies in order to find the truth. You simply need to get better at finding what is true and what is not.
The news channels are not going to give you accurate information, but yet again they are going to give you snippets of truth that you can still use. For example, it may tell you that a celebrity couple is getting divorced because he cheated on her a number of times. In that case you can assume that the marriage of the couple is in trouble, not because of the cheating claims, but because the press is posting about cheating.
The recent press release that NASA has supposedly released, saying that the comet entering our solar system means we should start praying, indicates that there may be a comet entering our solar system soon. The fact that big investors are selling their shares and that NASA says we should pray is all part of the web of online lies. But, from this information you can at least find out about a possible comet entering our solar system.
They are mostly made up of stuff that people have simply written. There is nothing more to it. However, the stuff you on websites and even esteemed news sites is just stuff that people wrote. The number of websites you have looked at today that were designed by a Middle Eastern consultancy firm is going to be staggering. They will have simply written whatever suit’s the site. The real kicker is that they probably paid an American writer to write whatever he likes in order to put it online.
So, you may actually treat blogs with the same low respect that you treat other website. However, here, yet again, you are going to find snippets of truth that you can use. But, in this case it may be wiser to test what you learn or to check it with traditional sources. For example, if the blog claims that a bit in the bible says that breaking your promise is bad, then you can check it out to see if it is true by looking at a bible (try Proverbs 13:12).
Other things you read you should simply test. If they say that rubbing yogurt on your carpet will remove cat hair then give it a go. If they say that adding salt to your fertilizer will make it work quicker then try that too. If you try it then at least you can find out if the blogs claim has any merit.
Yet again you need to be able to sift through the plausible and the outright lies. You need to understand that a person’s motivation for writing something may not be what it first appears.
For example, a person writing about the “dangers” of childhood inoculation may seem like they care about children. But, did you know that every time a new inoculation scare comes up, or a new scare campaign is started, a large number of medical company share prices go up. This is because treating deadly diseases is more profitable than inoculating against them. So, the scare campaign that seems caring is actually being started by people with shares and stock in medical companies.
Of the same ilk, consider the arguments you read online, such as how many children (supposedly) die from inoculation. But, why do they not mention the countries that do not inoculate, and how many hundreds of thousands of children die from diseases they could have been inoculated against. Where parents have several children because they know most of them won’t make it. Consider the motivation of the writer, and you may be able to figure out what is true and what is not, thereby learning something every day.