Focus

There’s nothing more confusing out there than the internet, particularly for those who indulge in alternate viewpoints. There is a conspiracy that has been made up as a counter for every concept imaginable. Most of them are just bunk.

I know many people who consider themselves very aware of what is going on in the world, but they don’t really have a conception of what is NOT going on. Quite a few people I talk with will just spout off in a rapid fire manner all of the things that they are angry about, all the deceptions, all the disenfranchising and divisive things that happen in politics, religion, etc. and I have to make a concerted effort to not be one of them myself.

To most of them I say, you gotta choose. If you want to make a difference, you have to do something. If you’re concerned about everything, that leaves little time to do anything. If doing something means just having conversations with people about these things, that is enough. No one person can save the world, but there are many who think they’re going to by trying to tackle every problem or contradiction they witness in society.

Choose that which interests you, and stick with it. Learn it inside and out. Scrutinize the sources and understand where it fits in the big picture. If you were to try to convince someone of the truth of something, but you only had a superficial, cursory knowledge of that something, your case would not be very convincing.

And don’t be discouraged by being laughed off for trying. Never fail for not trying.

Change the world in your own way, to the best of your ability. Don’t try harder, just try longer. And stick with what you know and what you like. Focus!

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