Much of what we observe in nearly all forms of media are merely positioned opinions, mostly leaning one contrasting way or another. A fact of some form may be placed in the middle, but the resounding questions and answers lie in a taken position to be purveyed. People can easily become caught up in the presented momentum for one side or another.
We are free to choose a side from another’s opinion that we observe or we can continue to look further for facts with which we might best set our own minds and our own actions. I prefer to look for only the facts that I need to determine a better course for myself. The agenda we each set, the observations we selective take in and the references that we follow through with are up to each one of us.
If I observe a local weather report giving the current temperature, I tend to observe it for it’s face value and validate it as fact by walking outside in those elements. If I observe a ten day weather forecast, I also observe it for it’s face value, but wouldn’t validate that estimate or opinion until I experienced each days weather as it arrives.
Verify for yourself what you take in through your many observations. Be in charge of yourself to learn and apply what you are learning. Stick only to the matters that you seek to understand for the purpose of being better yourself. Turn away from the noise.
“Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and do more.” — Oscar Wilde —