WHAT'S THE MOST POWERFUL MACHINE ON THE PLANET?
Once you’ve subtracted all the cliche’ answers (like “your brain” and “your consciousnesses”) and you actually try to answer the question for what it is; what you end up with is that sleek new Samsung you’ve got mounted on your living room wall. In short: the most powerful machine of the 21st century is media.
Every time you turn that TV on, you’re inviting the characters you decide to submit your attention to right into your living room.
Now I don’t know about you, but when I have kids one day, I do not want them sitting in the living room watching Lindsey Lohan get hammered on one channel, Chris Brown beating his girlfriend up on the next channel, and a manufactured global war on another channel…
Could you ever imagine inviting a couple kids with parent problems (mentioned above) and a few soldiers who don’t know why they’re going to war (but are prepared to kill) into your living room to hang out with your kids? Whether we’re aware of it or not, that’s exactly what happens when we expose our kids’ brains (as well as our own) to this type of non-sense. As the old saying goes — garbage in, garbage out.
Much of the meaning in the work I do comes from fighting against major media companies that perpetuate the bullshit programming noted above. If you’re wondering what I’m talking about here, go turn on Fox News, they do an excellent job at feeding people ample servings of garbage throughout the morning, noon, and night.
… Why feed the globe a bunch of garbage when these things could just as easily be replaced with messaging that moves people’s minds towards positive, growth-related areas of interest? The answers to that question haven’t made me smile — which is why I hate most major media outlets like Fox. It’s people like them that fuel my fight, and give me the emotional charge to help people find a better way consume content. And thanks to the internet, we now have the power to fight back big bad biased media channels on a massively expanding level that shows no signs of slowing down.
More people now have access to information, truth, research, and knowledge that condones critical thinking and rational decision making.
If you have already started using the internet to develop a platform of your own... start. Start now. Because we need more truth in the world from people who give a damn. It'll help balance out the bullshit.
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