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Originally posted by bringthelight
Really think about this. Since birth, people have been telling us things to believe in and stand for. Parents, teachers, bosses, friends, experts, celebrities, all telling you what you should subscribe to as truth. We hear it and either say "yeah that sounds right", or we disagree because something we have heard in the past from someone we trust contradicts it.
Originally posted by Blanca Rose
I know I like chunky peanut butter than smooth, for myself, because I've tried them both, not because somebody told me to prefer one over the other!
Originally posted by drkid
Let me start off by saying that this thread revolves around something i feel very strongly about. This thread regards to the passing of information. I have become disappointed over the years after gaining insight on how information truly travels. What is information? Information, to my own definition of the word, is new (timeless or breaking) data that stores in your mind for you to judge. How is information developed, through my own process of thinking, is simply an idea from that judgment. In reality... it all goes back to Pi. I was recommended this movie last week by a friend. He said he was certain i would love it because of what it talked about. Turns out he was right. The movie mentioned something i theorized about early this year, and it was about this...
The possibility of infinity. I do not know too much about this stuff so pleas excuse me if i speak without true proper knowledge. This infinite pattern sort of reminds me of the same concept of "who came first? The chicken or the egg?" some suggest that the egg might have come first, but where we there when it initially happened? How about the passing of information?
When something happens, the entire world cannot possibly know about the event at the same time without the aid of broadcast communication. In the event that something were to occur... lets say an ancient pyramid disappears from the face of Egypt. How many days, how many weeks, maybe even years before this event becomes common knowledge. The average person does not know it but we all share common sense. We want to be loved, we want to be treated with respect, we don't want a fake drug war which happens to be the catalyst to our root problem here on earth. We want truth, we want what is right, we want absolute freedom with a truthful government that doesn't kill behind the public's back. When i was in high school i learned that honest information cannot be passed along for the benefit of mankind so easily.
I never really cared about the pop life, and celebrities, and the drama that all the boys and girls in my school were into following. I was always on the creative side of things. I needed to discover new things to feed my brains appetite. Little did i know, i ended up in a journalism program in my senior year of high school. Despite the reasons i wanted to originally join the program, i later became disappointed in journalism for what it truly was becoming or had becoming for the last couple of decades. How does the public receive new information outside their daily boxes? How can new information enter the mind of someone who works a 9 to 5 or a grave shift alone in the dark? Sure you can argue that a student can be in a group of the same folks for months before doing the same in another semester, but does he get the liberty of discussing his ideas to the class for hours on end each day? The answer is No. The teacher, which is the control of the class room and the mother of information is the one who has the right to lecture for hours about the topics he thinks are important, regarding timeless subjects or breaking ones. Most people grow up to have common similarities despite them ever interacting with a mass group of the same faces daily. We breathe, we can think, we can see, have sex and even reproduce.
I mainly joined the journalism program because i was promised a photographer class duty. I was not there to write stories and write thing's that the entire school would be exposed too. I was there to follow that guy around and take his picture along with the pictures of stories happening in our school. Unfortunately the teacher who had offered me the position ended his roll in the class and was replaced. In the news paper world you have the following...
Along with some other things that can contribute to your judgment process, if interest sparks from the knowledge you already collected over that subject. What do you know? I found myself wanting to participate in the writing process after all. During the course of me being in that class, i was on the verge of being kicked out twice, i was accused to stealing, and jeopardized my friends changes of passing the class. As a true journalist, i tried to cover the most hardcore stories, the stories that were controversial and that i knew were protected under the schools journalism regulations. Breaking news is happening all around us... weather its inside our cube, weather its outside in the open were the locals can see it. It never stops happening because we don't stop moving. This news that occurs everywhere is protected by those in control of the system. In my case, since i was in high school, it was the administration. The replacement teacher was great, she was a true bad ass at teaching that class, and i feel was also a victim of high rank pressure's. I found myself in the middle of stories that were really interesting yet restricted by administration or whatever reason that couldn't come up with themselves. Let me tell this to you, the few who will read this thread. Information can be controlled, like electricity can be controlled. If you understand this concept that its easy to understand life for what it truly is from here on out. Control is heavy factor for the reasons you know what you know.