Larry Kilham Blog
Complexity has smothered the thoughtful life
and dreams slip silently away.
Truth appears briefly
like a mouse scuttling in the night.
Why bother to discern wrong from right?
Now I know why the mouse runs free.
In the open air, truth is there to see
like the resplendent flower or the singing bird
and we may start anew without complexity.
(c) 2019 Larry Kilham
Haven't we all had the uncomfortable feeling that we have been trapped by fake news? Here are two ways to help you break away.
With every questionable news revelation, shut off your mind's news mode. Take a walk, read a chapter from a novel, play a game, or talk with someone about a non-news subject. With your mind reset, ask yourself, "Is this a real news or do I need to learn more?"
A good starting point in qualifying the news item and learning more is to check if the same news is reported by trusted news sources. Make a headline summarizing the fake news story and Google search it. See if there is confirmation of the alleged news.
You need to encourage free will, not subjugated will, in your thinking.
Award-winning author Larry Kilham was a high-tech entrepreneur and world traveler. Larry finally settled in his native Santa Fe and has written four novels and seven nonfiction books. These focus on creativity, invention, and artificial intelligence. Currently, he writing poetry about reconnecting with nature in our technology age.