In our discord chat a few mornings ago, I shared a Weird Al video about cable television and someone shared The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy’s video, “Television, The Drug Of The Nation.”
And in addition to being struck by how it could as easily apply specifically to YouTube or the internet I was watching it on as to actually television these days, I was also struck by this line:
“I don’t want them to think anything. I don’t want them not to think.”
Which perfectly sums up why I write, and have written more than 10 books and 1,100+ blogs over the past decade.
I don’t write to convince you of what I think.
I write to inspire you to think for yourself, and make your own choices. To offer another way of thinking you may not have thought of, so that you can think it, then accept it or discard it.
To give you a different perspective that may change your mind or reinforce what you already believe.
Another good quote I live by:
“The unexamined life is not worth living.” —Socrates
What are your thoughts?
Do you prefer to think things through, and learn different perspectives? Do you enjoy challenging the things you’ve been taught or have learned through the years with new ideas or ways of looking at the world?