Ok, so you’re confused.
There’s nothing there.
And that’s the point.
There’s nothing you need to know about most things people wave around on proverbial banners.
Some things might be good to know.
Others could save your life— I hope you figure out those!

But whenever a headline declares— “Everything you need to know about…” chances are good you are lured into some form of clickbait or another potential scam.
The world is also full of mouth-flappers— those individuals who preach opinion as gospel.
I stumbled across an old book— “The Windows 98 Bible. A complete guide.”
Here’s the deal. That book might still be the most complete guide to Windows 98 ever written.
I don’t dispute that.
But I don’t use Win 98 anymore.
I haven’t fired it up in years.
Mouth flappers often know a lot of stuff. Yes— they could have dozens of great ideas and tons of solid so-called life hacks.
But not all their ideas might be immediately useful to you.

Filter the stuff society feeds us as tried and tested truth.
Ask questions.
Only because it’s published online— doesn’t mean it’s valuable or worth the fuss.
Only because a celebrity said it— doesn’t mean it’s valuable or worth the fuss.
Only because a perceived authoritative figure said it— doesn’t mean it’s valuable or worth the fuss.

Filter the stuff society teaches us.
In the mornings, I grind my coffee beans and make filter coffee.
The dregs that remain behind in the filter are still coffee— But I won’t drink it.
As a child, I once tried it.
Never again.
But somehow, we keep drinking the dregs that the media manages to feed us.
But somehow, we keep drinking the dregs that some people manage to feed us.

At the very least, in the offline world, ask questions.
“Could you tell me more?”
“Interesting, but important for whom?”
“Best for whom?”
“Would you mind me getting a second opinion?”

In the online world— stay away from sources of opinion for a few days.
This includes the news.
It’s always interesting to note how nothing changes if you aren’t up to date with everything.

I expect you to filter my words as well.
If you accuse me of being oblivious— I can go with that.
Alternatively, I can say, “Ignorance is bliss, but knowing that you don’t need to know it all is divine!”

#unlearning

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