A friend asked me this question and I've been pondering on it for hours, literally, even though the discussion has ended... sort of. Then I began wondering what you guys may think about this. Many times the media gives false information on current events. The question my friend gave me is which do you think is better? 1. Eliminate the media and get no information or 2. Keep the media and then receive bad/false information?
When I started to give my answer about going to the right source for information that isn't corrupt my friend gently reminded me I dodged the question.
eheh, darn it. Time to think real hard. So then I said that if I had to chose between the lesser of the two evils it would be to have bad/false info because at least then you would be aware that something is happening rather than thinking nothing is happening.
But to settle for one source to make a decision shouldn't be the only way to go. If there was absolutely no other choice then yes but usually there is another when it comes to the news. The tricky part is keeping in mind the credentials a certain station/channel has when it comes to giving information and taking that into consideration.
Now, I started thinking about the flip side of this argument. When bad/false information is given out it usually stirs up powerful emotions such as fear or hate. Most often people make poor choices due those preconceived ideas and the consequences can be catastrophic (both on a personal and world wide level). So then would it have been better that no information had been given at all? Because let's face it, the trend today seems to be to only think in the here and now and not see the bigger picture and everyone involved.
Does this even matter because it is on a small scale or can it be blown out of proportions? You can guess what started this debate if you have been watching the news (be it bad or good information). I think I'm thinking too hard on this
haha. My job as a receptionist today has been long and boring. So I want to pick at your guys' thoughts now after I have exhausted mine. And I need a new journal update... I'm sick of seeing that creepy tarantula. Btw, my roommate smashed one with her car a few days after I took that picture. I wonder if it was the same little guy because I haven't seen another one since.
So tell me what you think. Lets keep it respectful, etc. you know and um... Happy Thanksgiving!