Life in the Den has been incredibly busy, and as I’ve mentioned, many significant changes are in process. Between these changes at home, and how busy we are at work, it has been some time since I’ve been able to write anything, much less work on blog posts.
I have noticed (as I’m sure most of you have) that there are changes taking place in society as well as in your personal lives, and it is those changes that I feel that I need to make a stand today. The Warrior’s Den isn’t just about the changes that we can make in our personal lives. It is also about the steps we take individually to adjust and adapt to events and changes in the world and society around us.
Every day, we are inundated with millions of pieces of information that our brains must decipher, determine as relevant to us, or not. Much of this news comes from “news” sources. In the past, we relied on the information provided by these sources for our knowledge on what was, and is, happening in our world at large. And at one time, when our communities were much smaller, and life was much simpler, those sources were reliable and trustworthy. Today, that is not the case.
As someone who has a degree in that field, I will stand up and tell you that most of the so called “major” stories in the news, are not. They are pieces of information to be aware of, but not something that I am going to radically alter my life over. In fact, if the government(s) and media begin to push a story I know that the story is likely propaganda. If a story starts very small, and overnight becomes the biggest news in the world, I know that it is driven by the media, sensationalists and governments looking to profit and create fear.
I am not a fearful person. I refuse to live my life in fear. I refuse to change my behavior because an entity or group has potentially chosen to promote a major societal change based on controlling my emotions. And this is important! In the past, news stories were based solely on provable facts. Nothing more. No opinions, no guesswork, no emotions involved. News was written solely on facts. If you are watching a news story and it became an extremely major story overnight, and/or if it seems to be driving you to take specific actions based on an emotion, consider your actions very carefully. Consider the possibility that maybe that story has an alternate purpose, consider that if you follow what the media driven focus it could have negative ramifications far beyond what seems to be obvious.