There have always been innumerable points of views, a myriad of beliefs, and only a very limited number of truths. They make up the messages we receive on any given day. This information, vital for making wise decisions, comprise a person’s knowledge; obtained through education, experiences, and their ethical or moral beliefs.
The means of delivery and reception of this information has never changed, we communicate knowledge orally, by written text, and by expression. What has changed are the ways we transmit this material and the sources purveying the information, both of which have multiplied substantially through the years. As a matter of fact, the number of unverifiable sources continues to grow out of proportion and is the main cause of most man-made problems today. With the number of sources and the sheer volume of content, it is a literal explosion of information and the term “explosion” is used intentionally, because of the visual image that the word conveys.
When a bomb explodes, small fragments of “debris” are scattered in a radius around ground zero. These fragments will consist of pieces of the bomb but also bits and pieces of things having nothing to do with the bomb. If the bomb fragments represents elements of the truth, one would have to sift through tons of garbage, just to find shards of the truth and then, only if you were actually searching for the truth would you have the potential to recognize it for what it is.
That analogy sums up the problem for every Solutionary worldwide!
Is there any wonder why we are making fewer and few wise decisions?
For centuries, the true knowledge people depended upon was delivered by trusted sources; parents, schools, libraries, church leaders, journalist, and trusted friends. To be considered trustworthy was an honor that was treasured. The character of the person mattered, was cherished, and sought out. Only those trusted and known for the truth, were consulted for their knowledge.
Boy, has things changed! Today, strangers on social media are believed before the parents. Teachers are allowed to “teach” their opinions to the children while the facts are ignored. Journalist no longer verify what they report on; the groups and ideologies they support dictate what they tell us and in what context. I never thought I would say this about the United States, but even our history books are being rewritten to reflect what is acceptable as “truth”. The golden questions become, “Who should we trust?” and “Why does the truth no longer matter? We each have to answer these questions, the first to narrow the search and the second to identify those who benefit from the lies being told.
If this is my last post, I want all to know there was only one purpose for all that I have written; to have made a positive difference in the lives of others.
Anthony “Tony” Boquet, the author of “The Bloodline of Wisdom, The Awakening of a Modern Solutionary”