What The World Needs Now, Is Facts Sweet Facts
The blessing of information science and big data
A fact is an occurrence in the real world. The usual test for a statement of fact is verifiability — that is whether it can be demonstrated to correspond to experience. Most conspiracy theories and fake news cannot pass this test. What we need more than ever are facts, and how to tell what they are, when we are overwhelmed by lies passed off as facts.
One of the ways we can connect to others in a positive way is to know some facts that others want to know or something about them that they might wish to share. This might include religion, culture, ethnicity, etc. People feel connected when we know something about their lives or have something to improve their lives. Having access to information is an effective way to create this type of rapport. Essentially, we prosper through InformationIf we are going to be effective, then we need to develop a system for gathering information. If we want to become economically independent, we will also need a system for organizing, packaging, and marketing information.All information will have some value to someone, somewhere. The test of the information one is seeking is quite basic. Can it be applied in such a manner as to achieve the desired result? This is the guideline for any endeavor, whether it is a profession, skill, or activity. No matter how well-developed one’s knowledge is and how many hours have been dedicated to a particular area of study, the ability to apply that knowledge is the defining factor. If the knowledge cannot be applied then it cannot create results and isolate solutions.Once you become a skilled critical thinker, and fact gatherer you can then apply what you know to prosper in many ways.
The Takeaway: Information, both accurate and inaccurate is spreading quicker than ever and is something we need to deal with. One of the benefits of technology is that we have access to more information than ever before. The dark side of this is that much of this information is unintentionally incorrect, or specifically designed to manipulate and mislead us. We live in a society ever more dependent on information that is designed more than ever to feed off of disinformation. For the skilled critical thinker, success begins with small steps. Below Amardeep Parmar offers 20 realistic micro-habits for your best life.
Author: Lewis Roshi (Lewis Harrison) is an author, practical philosopher, and seminar leader. He is a creative artist and teaches creativity and innovative thinking to his coaching clients. He is the founder and senior teacher at the Wisdom Path Community, a spiritually-oriented life coaching social network-based Facebook group that focuses on the critical thinking spiritual journey rather than rites, rituals, ceremonies, or dogmatic practices. He is a practitioner and teacher of Transmodern Zen
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