We owe it to ourselves to expose our minds to many points of view. Reading widely and diversely is a good starting point. In a time where everything is increasingly politicized, mass media narrative can easily become a form of advertising for political agenda.
A free mind yearns to see beyond the consensual narrative and reality.
The public narrative, and particularly on social media, is becoming deeply divided. So many people seem to be locked into their chosen echo chamber, parroting what they hear from their particular group of friends and political party. Where is the independent thinking? Where is the open-mindedness, where people can at least consider a differing point of view, instead of viciously attacking the “opposition”, trying to make them conform?
Observing the meltdown in society right now, it seems that the answers will not be found in the same old paradigm, the normal duality of “it’s either A or B” choices. We need to find a meeting ground, a creative way of melding diverse ideas into a new model for humanity and society.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” ~ Coco Chanel
“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” ~ S.G. Tallentyre
“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.” ~ Bob Marley
“Dare to think for yourself.” ~ Voltaire
“It is very nearly impossible to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.” ~ James Baldwin
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