Because we don't want to think. That's so like, boring. <insert eye-roll> We don't want to study, to research, to ponder, to analyze--we just want to be fed so that we can get back to playing and being entertained, as quickly as possible. Give us easy information, sensational too, because we love to be entertained. … Continue reading Book 7 Teaser: Why we’re so susceptible to fake news
Last week Senator Diane Feinstein tried to shame a judicial nominee, Amy Barrett, law a professor at Notre Dame and a Catholic mother of seven children, for her religiosity. Feinstein said, “the dogma lives loudly within you.” It was meant as an accusation for Barrett's devotion to her religion. But I can’t imagine great praise … Continue reading Book 7 Teaser–Does “the dogma live loudly within you”?
I've been trying to find examples where this isn't the case lately, but . . . nope. Perhaps the biggest threat to institutions are those folks who actually spend five minutes thinking about the issues. Most people just deliver a knee-jerk reaction (emphasis on the "jerk") concerning any issue--racing to protest, to complain, to … Continue reading Book 6 Teaser–The one thing those in power fear
Over the years I've become more judicious in what I read, watch, and listen to. Everything I take in effects my thoughts, which in turn alters my behavior. Maybe it's because in the past few years my parents and sister died, and a dear friend is losing her battle to cancer, that I'm acutely aware … Continue reading What do we think about?