đ‘Șđ‘Œđ‘čđ‘čđ‘Źđ‘”đ‘» đ‘čđ‘Źđ‘šđ‘«đ‘°đ‘”đ‘ź 𝑳𝑰đ‘șđ‘» 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎!!! 📚

📖 “𝐔𝐍𝐅𝐎𝐋𝐋𝐎𝐖: 𝐀 𝐌𝐄𝐌𝐎𝐈𝐑 𝐎𝐅 𝐋𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐕𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐖𝐄𝐒𝐓𝐁𝐎𝐑𝐎 𝐁𝐀𝐏𝐓𝐈𝐒𝐓 𝐂𝐇𝐔𝐑𝐂𝐇” 𝐛đČ 𝐌𝐄𝐆𝐀𝐍 𝐏𝐇𝐄𝐋𝐏𝐒-𝐑𝐎𝐏𝐄𝐑 (𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟗) 📖

I had just graduated high school. Following the new school year, my high school had decided the next play they were going to put on was “The Laramie Project”. Based on the real-life murder of Matthew Shepard, he was killed by 2 men that robbed, tortured, and tied him to a fence to be left to die. The motive is believed to have been driven by Matthew being gay.

…And that’s when I heard the Westboro Baptist Church was coming to protest the school hosting the play. I remember reading about them online, their infamous picket signs which read “God Hates F*gs”. Personally, I found their logic laughable and their gross generalizations of people they had never met made me easily place them out of sight and out of mind.

I hadn’t heard about Westboro since that time; frankly, I didn’t care. It was only when I recently watched Joe Rogan’s podcast was I introduced to Megan Phelps-Roper, a young lady who was raised in Westboro and left the church as an adult. What struck me on the podcast was how articulate and soft-spoken she was. “She couldn’t really be apart of the same vocal group I heard about all those years ago, could she?!”

It turned out she was! Reading her memoir, I learned she was the right-hand to her mother for a lot of the Church’s activities, and in reading I was astounded to learn that the very hatred they spewed towards others at protests would also be the reason for Westboro’s internal collapse. Megan really brings a humanistic look to the people behind the picket signs. After all, they are still her family.

There’s the common misconception in our culture today that if you empathize with someone it automatically means you support their actions, guilt by association. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Putting a human face to anyone, including extremist individuals like Westboro, does not mean you have to support their harmful actions. I don’t. But rather it reminds you of our shared humanity, a reminder that if I had the same upbringing as Megan I probably would’ve embraced the exact same things she was raised since birth to believe.

Her story reminds me of the Martin Luther King Jr quote: “Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”

“𝘞𝘩 đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜„ 𝘣𝘩𝘩𝘯 đ˜€đ˜­đ˜ąđ˜Ș𝘼đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜”đ˜° đ˜­đ˜°đ˜·đ˜Š đ˜”đ˜©đ˜ș 𝘯𝘩đ˜Șđ˜šđ˜©đ˜Łđ˜°đ˜ł 𝘱𝘭𝘭 𝘼đ˜ș 𝘭đ˜Ș𝘧𝘩. 𝘞𝘩 đ˜€đ˜­đ˜ąđ˜Șđ˜źđ˜Šđ˜„ 𝘾𝘩 𝘾𝘩𝘳𝘩 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š 𝘰𝘯𝘭đ˜ș 𝘰𝘯𝘩𝘮 đ˜žđ˜©đ˜° đ˜”đ˜łđ˜¶đ˜­đ˜ș đ˜€đ˜ąđ˜łđ˜Šđ˜„ đ˜ąđ˜Łđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜” 𝘱𝘯đ˜ș𝘰𝘯𝘩 𝘩𝘭𝘮𝘩. ‘𝘞𝘩’𝘳𝘩 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š 𝘰𝘯𝘭đ˜ș 𝘰𝘯𝘩𝘮 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜” đ˜­đ˜°đ˜·đ˜Š đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜Žđ˜Š 𝘧@𝘹𝘮!’ đ˜Žđ˜łđ˜ąđ˜źđ˜±đ˜Ž đ˜žđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜­đ˜„ 𝘮𝘱đ˜ș đ˜Ș𝘯 đ˜©đ˜Ș𝘮 𝘔đ˜Ș𝘮𝘮đ˜Ș𝘮𝘮đ˜Șđ˜±đ˜±đ˜Ș đ˜„đ˜łđ˜ąđ˜žđ˜­. đ˜‰đ˜¶đ˜” đ˜ąđ˜” đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š 𝘮𝘱𝘼𝘩 đ˜”đ˜Ș𝘼𝘩, 𝘾𝘩 đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜„ 𝘣𝘩𝘩𝘯 đ˜žđ˜©đ˜°đ˜­đ˜­đ˜ș đ˜„đ˜Šđ˜„đ˜Șđ˜€đ˜ąđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜„ đ˜”đ˜° đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜”đ˜ąđ˜šđ˜°đ˜Żđ˜Șđ˜»đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜žđ˜°đ˜łđ˜­đ˜„. 𝘞𝘩 đ˜źđ˜°đ˜€đ˜Źđ˜Šđ˜„ đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜„đ˜Šđ˜­đ˜Șđ˜šđ˜©đ˜”đ˜Šđ˜„ đ˜Ș𝘯 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜Ș𝘳 đ˜Žđ˜¶đ˜§đ˜§đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Ș𝘯𝘹. 𝘞𝘩 đ˜„đ˜Šđ˜źđ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„đ˜Šđ˜„ đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ș đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜±đ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜”, đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜Ż đ˜ąđ˜Žđ˜Źđ˜Šđ˜„ đ˜Žđ˜°đ˜„ đ˜”đ˜° đ˜±đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜Žđ˜Šđ˜łđ˜·đ˜Š đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ź đ˜Ș𝘯 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜Ș𝘳 𝘮đ˜Ș𝘯. 𝘞𝘩 đ˜±đ˜łđ˜ąđ˜șđ˜Šđ˜„ 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘏đ˜Ș𝘼 đ˜”đ˜° đ˜„đ˜Šđ˜Žđ˜”đ˜łđ˜°đ˜ș đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ź. 𝘛𝘾𝘰 đ˜„đ˜Șđ˜ąđ˜źđ˜Šđ˜”đ˜łđ˜Șđ˜€đ˜ąđ˜­đ˜­đ˜ș đ˜°đ˜±đ˜±đ˜°đ˜Žđ˜Šđ˜„ đ˜±đ˜°đ˜Žđ˜Șđ˜”đ˜Ș𝘰𝘯𝘮, đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜­đ˜„ đ˜Žđ˜”đ˜łđ˜°đ˜Żđ˜šđ˜­đ˜ș đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ 𝘮đ˜Șđ˜Żđ˜€đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Šđ˜­đ˜ș 𝘣đ˜ș đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š 𝘮𝘱𝘼𝘩 𝘼đ˜Șđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜ąđ˜” đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š 𝘮𝘱𝘼𝘩 đ˜”đ˜Șđ˜źđ˜Šâ€”đ˜«đ˜¶đ˜Žđ˜” đ˜Żđ˜Šđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜ł đ˜Ș𝘯 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š 𝘮𝘱𝘼𝘩 đ˜źđ˜°đ˜źđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜”.”

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📖 “𝐁𝐄𝐘𝐎𝐍𝐃 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐌𝐄𝐒𝐒𝐘 𝐓𝐑𝐔𝐓𝐇: 𝐇𝐎𝐖 𝐖𝐄 𝐂𝐀𝐌𝐄 𝐀𝐏𝐀𝐑𝐓, 𝐇𝐎𝐌𝐄 𝐖𝐄 𝐂𝐎𝐌𝐄 𝐓𝐎𝐆𝐄𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐑” 𝐛đČ 𝐕𝐀𝐍 𝐉𝐎𝐍𝐄𝐒 (𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟕) 📖

📖 “𝐁𝐋𝐔𝐄𝐏𝐑𝐈𝐍𝐓: 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐄𝐕𝐎𝐋𝐔𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐀𝐑𝐘 𝐎𝐑𝐈𝐆𝐈𝐍𝐒 𝐎𝐅 𝐀 𝐆𝐎𝐎𝐃 𝐒𝐎𝐂𝐈𝐄𝐓𝐘” 𝐛đČ 𝐍𝐈𝐂𝐇𝐎𝐋𝐀𝐒 𝐂𝐇𝐑𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐊𝐈𝐒 (𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟗) 📖

📖 “𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐑𝐈𝐒𝐄 𝐎𝐅 𝐕𝐈𝐂𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐇𝐎𝐎𝐃 𝐂𝐔𝐋𝐓𝐔𝐑𝐄: 𝐌𝐈𝐂𝐑𝐎𝐀𝐆𝐆𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐒𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒, 𝐒𝐀𝐅𝐄 𝐒𝐏𝐀𝐂𝐄𝐒, 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐍𝐄𝐖 𝐂𝐔𝐋𝐓𝐔𝐑𝐄 𝐖𝐀𝐑𝐒” 𝐛đČ 𝐁𝐑𝐀𝐃𝐋𝐄𝐘 𝐂𝐀𝐌𝐏𝐁𝐄𝐋𝐋 & 𝐉𝐀𝐒𝐎𝐍 𝐌𝐀𝐍𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆 (𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟖) 📖

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📖 “𝐂𝐘𝐍𝐈𝐂𝐀𝐋 𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐎𝐑𝐈𝐄𝐒: 𝐇𝐎𝐖 𝐀𝐂𝐓𝐈𝐕𝐈𝐒𝐓 𝐒𝐂𝐇𝐎𝐋𝐀𝐑𝐒𝐇𝐈𝐏 𝐌𝐀𝐃𝐄 𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐘𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐀𝐁𝐎𝐔𝐓 𝐑𝐀𝐂𝐄, 𝐆𝐄𝐍𝐃𝐄𝐑, 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐈𝐃𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐓𝐘 – 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐖𝐇𝐘 𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐒 𝐇𝐀𝐑𝐌𝐒 𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐘𝐁𝐎𝐃𝐘” 𝐛đČ 𝐉𝐀𝐌𝐄𝐒 𝐋𝐈𝐍𝐃𝐒𝐀𝐘 & 𝐇𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐍 𝐏𝐋𝐔𝐂𝐊𝐑𝐎𝐒𝐄 (𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎) 📖

What is “being Woke”?

If you’re confused at hearing words like “white privilege”, “decolonization”, “cisgender”, “patriarchy” and “systemic racism” being used so often, this book is an in-depth encyclopedia behind the origins of these terms.

But I must say upfront: the ideologies you will learn about in this book are needlessly convoluted and obscure. And this has nothing to do with the authors of this book! Lindsay and Pluckrose have done extensive homework on the subjects they are critiquing and provide a HUGE service in shining a light on them.

The problem is the ideologies themselves, ideologies that WANT to be needlessly convoluted and obscure for the sake of being politically subversive.

There’s a quote from Einstein: “𝘐𝘧 đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶ đ˜€đ˜ąđ˜Ż’đ˜” 𝘩đ˜čđ˜±đ˜­đ˜ąđ˜Ș𝘯 đ˜Șđ˜” 𝘮đ˜Șđ˜źđ˜±đ˜­đ˜ș, đ˜șđ˜°đ˜¶ đ˜„đ˜°đ˜Ż’đ˜” đ˜¶đ˜Żđ˜„đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Žđ˜”đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜Șđ˜” 𝘾𝘩𝘭𝘭 đ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜šđ˜©.” This quote wholeheartedly applies here.

If I could summarize the ideologies you’ll read about in this book in one word it would be: pretentious.

They are ideologies which, because of their obscurantism, individuals in the general public have come to believe are far more profound and insightful than they actually are. But when you break them down, when you boil down their primary ideas and arguments, they’re actually quite simple, shallow, and at times even bordering on anti-intellectual.

Truly, the Emperor has no clothes.

One reason I decided to read this book is because I’m seeing these ideas actually being taken seriously, not only in certain areas of academia but also in today’s social justice activism. To emphasize, this is NOT the social justice activism of Martin Luther King Jr. that embraced liberal values and progress through nonviolence.

This new Woke activism is anti-liberal, revolutionary, echoing sentiments eerily similar to Mao’s Cultural Revolution. It’s an activism which encourages people to see everyone through a lens of class struggle. It’s an activism which encourages people to see everyone through a Freudian lens, but instead of being about some unconscious sexual repression it’s now about unconscious racism (Critical Race Theory), unconscious heteronormativity (Queer Theory), unconscious sexism (Feminist Theory), unconscious colonization (Postcolonial Theory), etc.

It’s not a worldview that is searching for truth. It’s a worldview that searches for what it WANTS to believe is true. It starts with a foregone conclusion (“Society is systemically racist!”) and then only seeks evidence to confirm it, even when that evidence is only based upon mere assumptions (“He said I am cute; he must have deeply-engrained sexism!”).

I recommend this book because, as the authors note, in order to combat bad ideas we need to fully understand the ideas we wish to combat. Whether you’re a Liberal or a Conservative, I recommend everyone give this book a read to make sense of the Woke ideology. On a side note, I also recommend we all get a History lesson on what happened during Mao’s Cultural Revolution.

“𝘈 đ˜€đ˜łđ˜Șđ˜”đ˜Șđ˜€đ˜ąđ˜­ đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜°đ˜łđ˜ș đ˜Ș𝘮 đ˜€đ˜©đ˜Ș𝘩𝘧𝘭đ˜ș đ˜€đ˜°đ˜Żđ˜€đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Żđ˜Šđ˜„ 𝘾đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜© đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜­đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜©đ˜Șđ˜„đ˜„đ˜Šđ˜Ż 𝘣đ˜Ș𝘱𝘮𝘩𝘮 đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜¶đ˜Żđ˜„đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Šđ˜č𝘱𝘼đ˜Șđ˜Żđ˜Šđ˜„ đ˜ąđ˜Žđ˜Žđ˜¶đ˜źđ˜±đ˜”đ˜Ș𝘰𝘯𝘮, đ˜¶đ˜Žđ˜¶đ˜ąđ˜­đ˜­đ˜ș 𝘣đ˜ș đ˜±đ˜°đ˜Șđ˜Żđ˜”đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜” đ˜žđ˜©đ˜ąđ˜” đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜·đ˜Š 𝘣𝘩𝘩𝘯 đ˜”đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜źđ˜Šđ˜„ ‘đ˜±đ˜łđ˜°đ˜Łđ˜­đ˜Šđ˜źđ˜ąđ˜”đ˜Șđ˜€đ˜Ž,’ đ˜žđ˜©đ˜Șđ˜€đ˜© 𝘱𝘳𝘩 𝘾𝘱đ˜ș𝘮 đ˜Ș𝘯 đ˜žđ˜©đ˜Șđ˜€đ˜© đ˜Žđ˜°đ˜€đ˜Șđ˜Šđ˜”đ˜ș đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š 𝘮đ˜șđ˜Žđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜źđ˜Ž đ˜”đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜” đ˜Șđ˜” đ˜°đ˜±đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜ąđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜Ž đ˜¶đ˜±đ˜°đ˜Ż 𝘱𝘳𝘩 𝘹𝘰đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 𝘾𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘹.

đ˜›đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ș 𝘱𝘳𝘩 đ˜°đ˜Łđ˜Žđ˜Šđ˜Žđ˜Žđ˜Šđ˜„ 𝘾đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜© đ˜±đ˜°đ˜žđ˜Šđ˜ł, đ˜­đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜šđ˜¶đ˜ąđ˜šđ˜Š, đ˜Źđ˜Żđ˜°đ˜žđ˜­đ˜Šđ˜„đ˜šđ˜Š, đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜­đ˜ąđ˜”đ˜Șđ˜°đ˜Żđ˜Žđ˜©đ˜Șđ˜±đ˜Ž đ˜Łđ˜Šđ˜”đ˜žđ˜Šđ˜Šđ˜Ż đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ź. đ˜›đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ș đ˜Șđ˜Żđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜±đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜” đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜žđ˜°đ˜łđ˜­đ˜„ đ˜”đ˜©đ˜łđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜šđ˜© 𝘱 𝘭𝘩𝘯𝘮 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜” đ˜„đ˜Šđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜€đ˜”đ˜Ž đ˜±đ˜°đ˜žđ˜Šđ˜ł đ˜„đ˜ș𝘯𝘱𝘼đ˜Șđ˜€đ˜Ž đ˜Ș𝘯 đ˜Šđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜ș đ˜Șđ˜Żđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜ąđ˜€đ˜”đ˜Ș𝘰𝘯, đ˜¶đ˜”đ˜”đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜€đ˜Š, đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜€đ˜¶đ˜­đ˜”đ˜¶đ˜łđ˜ąđ˜­ đ˜ąđ˜łđ˜”đ˜Șđ˜§đ˜ąđ˜€đ˜”â€”đ˜Šđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜Ż đ˜žđ˜©đ˜Šđ˜Ż đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ș đ˜ąđ˜łđ˜Šđ˜Żâ€™đ˜” đ˜°đ˜Łđ˜·đ˜Șđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜Ž 𝘰𝘳 𝘳𝘩𝘱𝘭. đ˜›đ˜©đ˜Ș𝘮 đ˜Ș𝘮 𝘱 đ˜žđ˜°đ˜łđ˜­đ˜„đ˜·đ˜Ș𝘩𝘾 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜” đ˜€đ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Ž đ˜Žđ˜°đ˜€đ˜Ș𝘱𝘭 đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜€đ˜¶đ˜­đ˜”đ˜¶đ˜łđ˜ąđ˜­ 𝘹𝘳đ˜Șđ˜Šđ˜·đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜€đ˜Šđ˜Ž đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ 𝘱đ˜Ș𝘼𝘮 đ˜”đ˜° 𝘼𝘱𝘬𝘩 đ˜Šđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜șđ˜”đ˜©đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜Șđ˜Żđ˜”đ˜° 𝘱 đ˜»đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜°-đ˜Žđ˜¶đ˜ź đ˜±đ˜°đ˜­đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜Șđ˜€đ˜ąđ˜­ đ˜Žđ˜”đ˜łđ˜¶đ˜šđ˜šđ˜­đ˜Š đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜·đ˜°đ˜­đ˜·đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜ąđ˜łđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜Șđ˜„đ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜”đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜ș 𝘼𝘱𝘳𝘬𝘩𝘳𝘮 𝘭đ˜Ș𝘬𝘩 đ˜łđ˜ąđ˜€đ˜Š, 𝘮𝘩đ˜č, đ˜šđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜„đ˜Šđ˜ł, 𝘮𝘩đ˜čđ˜¶đ˜ąđ˜­đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜ș, đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ 𝘼𝘱𝘯đ˜ș đ˜°đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Ž.

đ˜›đ˜©đ˜Ș𝘮 đ˜Ș𝘮 đ˜Żđ˜°đ˜” 𝘱 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜” 𝘮𝘩𝘩𝘬𝘮 đ˜”đ˜° đ˜¶đ˜Żđ˜„đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜źđ˜Ș𝘯𝘩 𝘭đ˜Ș𝘣𝘩𝘳𝘱𝘭 𝘧𝘩𝘼đ˜Ș𝘯đ˜Ș𝘮𝘼, đ˜ąđ˜€đ˜”đ˜Șđ˜·đ˜Ș𝘮𝘼 𝘱𝘹𝘱đ˜Șđ˜Żđ˜Žđ˜” đ˜łđ˜ąđ˜€đ˜Ș𝘮𝘼, 𝘰𝘳 đ˜€đ˜ąđ˜źđ˜±đ˜ąđ˜Ș𝘹𝘯𝘮 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘓𝘎𝘉𝘛 𝘩đ˜Čđ˜¶đ˜ąđ˜­đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜ș. 𝘖𝘯 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜€đ˜°đ˜Żđ˜”đ˜łđ˜ąđ˜łđ˜ș, ‘𝘊đ˜ș𝘯đ˜Șđ˜€đ˜ąđ˜­ đ˜›đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜°đ˜łđ˜Ș𝘩𝘮’ đ˜Ș𝘮 𝘣𝘰𝘳𝘯 𝘰𝘧 đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜ł đ˜€đ˜°đ˜źđ˜źđ˜Șđ˜”đ˜źđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜” đ˜”đ˜° đ˜šđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜„đ˜Šđ˜ł, đ˜łđ˜ąđ˜€đ˜Ș𝘱𝘭 đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ 𝘓𝘎𝘉𝘛 𝘩đ˜Čđ˜¶đ˜ąđ˜­đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜ș đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜ł đ˜€đ˜°đ˜Żđ˜€đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Ż đ˜”đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜” đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜·đ˜ąđ˜­đ˜Șđ˜„đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜ș đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜Șđ˜źđ˜±đ˜°đ˜łđ˜”đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜€đ˜Š 𝘰𝘧 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜Žđ˜Š 𝘱𝘳𝘩 đ˜€đ˜¶đ˜łđ˜łđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜”đ˜­đ˜ș 𝘣𝘩đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 𝘱𝘭𝘱𝘳𝘼đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹𝘭đ˜ș đ˜¶đ˜Żđ˜„đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜źđ˜Șđ˜Żđ˜Šđ˜„ 𝘣đ˜ș [𝘞𝘰𝘬𝘩] đ˜šđ˜°đ˜€đ˜Ș𝘱𝘭 đ˜‘đ˜¶đ˜Žđ˜”đ˜Șđ˜€đ˜Š đ˜ąđ˜±đ˜±đ˜łđ˜°đ˜ąđ˜€đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜Ž.”

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📖 “𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐀𝐑𝐓 𝐎𝐅 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐈𝐍𝐆: 𝐏𝐄𝐀𝐂𝐄 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄𝐃𝐎𝐌 𝐈𝐍 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐍𝐎𝐖” 𝐛đČ 𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐂𝐇 𝐍𝐇𝐀𝐓 𝐇𝐀𝐍𝐇 (𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟕) 📖

📖 “𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓𝐀𝐂𝐓” 𝐛đČ 𝐂𝐀𝐑𝐋 𝐒𝐀𝐆𝐀𝐍 (𝟏𝟗𝟖𝟓) 📖

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📖 “𝐌𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐊𝐄𝐒 𝐖𝐄𝐑𝐄 𝐌𝐀𝐃𝐄 (𝐁𝐔𝐓 𝐍𝐎𝐓 𝐁𝐘 𝐌𝐄): 𝐖𝐇𝐘 𝐖𝐄 𝐉𝐔𝐒𝐓𝐈𝐅𝐘 𝐅𝐎𝐎𝐋𝐈𝐒𝐇 𝐁𝐄𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐅𝐒, 𝐁𝐀𝐃 𝐃𝐄𝐂𝐈𝐒𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒, 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐇𝐔𝐑𝐓𝐅𝐔𝐋 𝐀𝐂𝐓𝐒” 𝐛đČ 𝐂𝐀𝐑𝐎𝐋 𝐓𝐀𝐕𝐑𝐈𝐒 (𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎, đŸ‘đ«đ 𝐄𝐝𝐱𝐭𝐱𝐹𝐧) 📖

Key Points:

– We self-justify due to “cognitive dissonance”, the discomfort we feel when we hold 2 contradictory ideas at once. An example is when you say smoking is bad…and then someone sees you smoking. To get rid of the dissonance, you can either admit your hypocrisy or you can self-justify: “Everybody else does it!”.

– The more we self-justify (rather than take responsibility for our mistakes) the more we’ll continue to blame others and delude ourselves of accountability in any situation. “𝘚𝘩𝘭𝘧-đ˜«đ˜¶đ˜Žđ˜”đ˜Ș𝘧đ˜Șđ˜€đ˜ąđ˜”đ˜Ș𝘰𝘯 𝘼đ˜Ș𝘯đ˜Ș𝘼đ˜Șđ˜»đ˜Šđ˜Ž đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜ł 𝘼đ˜Șđ˜Žđ˜”đ˜ąđ˜Źđ˜Šđ˜Ž đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜Łđ˜ąđ˜„ đ˜„đ˜Šđ˜€đ˜Ș𝘮đ˜Ș𝘰𝘯𝘮; đ˜Șđ˜” 𝘱𝘭𝘮𝘰 𝘩đ˜čđ˜±đ˜­đ˜ąđ˜Ș𝘯𝘮 đ˜žđ˜©đ˜ș đ˜Šđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜ș𝘰𝘯𝘩 đ˜€đ˜ąđ˜Ż đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜€đ˜°đ˜šđ˜Żđ˜Șđ˜»đ˜Š 𝘱 đ˜©đ˜șđ˜±đ˜°đ˜€đ˜łđ˜Șđ˜”đ˜Š đ˜Ș𝘯 đ˜ąđ˜€đ˜”đ˜Ș𝘰𝘯 𝘩đ˜čđ˜€đ˜Šđ˜±đ˜” đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜©đ˜șđ˜±đ˜°đ˜€đ˜łđ˜Șđ˜”đ˜Š.”

– Confirmation bias is another cognitive distortion. When we’ve made up our minds about a situation (e.g. “He is a jerk!”, “She is guilty!”) we stop looking for contrasting information and only look to accept information which confirms our worldview.

– These cognitive distortions causes harm in all areas of life from relationships to therapy to courtrooms to war. The unfortunate part is so many of us aren’t even aware we’re doing it!

“𝘈𝘮 𝘧𝘱𝘭𝘭đ˜Ș𝘣𝘭𝘩 đ˜©đ˜¶đ˜źđ˜ąđ˜Ż 𝘣𝘩đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹𝘮, 𝘱𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘧 đ˜¶đ˜Ž đ˜Žđ˜©đ˜ąđ˜łđ˜Š đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜Șđ˜źđ˜±đ˜¶đ˜­đ˜Žđ˜Š đ˜”đ˜° đ˜«đ˜¶đ˜Žđ˜”đ˜Ș𝘧đ˜ș đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜łđ˜Žđ˜Šđ˜­đ˜·đ˜Šđ˜Ž đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜ąđ˜·đ˜°đ˜Șđ˜„ đ˜”đ˜ąđ˜Źđ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜Žđ˜±đ˜°đ˜Żđ˜Žđ˜Ș𝘣đ˜Ș𝘭đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜ș 𝘧𝘰𝘳 đ˜ąđ˜€đ˜”đ˜Ș𝘰𝘯𝘮 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜” đ˜”đ˜¶đ˜łđ˜Ż đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜” đ˜”đ˜° 𝘣𝘩 đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜łđ˜źđ˜§đ˜¶đ˜­, đ˜Ș𝘼𝘼𝘰𝘳𝘱𝘭, 𝘰𝘳 đ˜Žđ˜”đ˜¶đ˜±đ˜Șđ˜„. đ˜”đ˜°đ˜Žđ˜” 𝘰𝘧 đ˜¶đ˜Ž 𝘾đ˜Ș𝘭𝘭 đ˜Żđ˜Šđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜ł 𝘣𝘩 đ˜Ș𝘯 𝘱 đ˜±đ˜°đ˜Žđ˜Șđ˜”đ˜Ș𝘰𝘯 đ˜”đ˜° 𝘼𝘱𝘬𝘩 đ˜„đ˜Šđ˜€đ˜Ș𝘮đ˜Ș𝘰𝘯𝘮 đ˜ąđ˜§đ˜§đ˜Šđ˜€đ˜”đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š 𝘭đ˜Șđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜Ž đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜„đ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜”đ˜©đ˜Ž 𝘰𝘧 𝘼đ˜Ș𝘭𝘭đ˜Ș𝘰𝘯𝘮 𝘰𝘧 đ˜±đ˜Šđ˜°đ˜±đ˜­đ˜Š, đ˜Łđ˜¶đ˜” đ˜žđ˜©đ˜Šđ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ł đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜€đ˜°đ˜Żđ˜Žđ˜Šđ˜Čđ˜¶đ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜€đ˜Šđ˜Ž 𝘰𝘧 đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜ł 𝘼đ˜Șđ˜Žđ˜”đ˜ąđ˜Źđ˜Šđ˜Ž 𝘱𝘳𝘩 đ˜”đ˜łđ˜Șđ˜·đ˜Ș𝘱𝘭 𝘰𝘳 đ˜”đ˜łđ˜ąđ˜šđ˜Șđ˜€, 𝘰𝘯 𝘱 𝘮𝘼𝘱𝘭𝘭 đ˜Žđ˜€đ˜ąđ˜­đ˜Š 𝘰𝘳 𝘱 đ˜Żđ˜ąđ˜”đ˜Ș𝘰𝘯𝘱𝘭 đ˜€đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜·đ˜ąđ˜Ž, đ˜źđ˜°đ˜Žđ˜” 𝘰𝘧 đ˜¶đ˜Ž 𝘧đ˜Șđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜Șđ˜” đ˜„đ˜Ș𝘧𝘧đ˜Șđ˜€đ˜¶đ˜­đ˜” đ˜Ș𝘧 đ˜Żđ˜°đ˜” đ˜Șđ˜źđ˜±đ˜°đ˜Žđ˜Žđ˜Ș𝘣𝘭𝘩 đ˜”đ˜° 𝘮𝘱đ˜ș ‘𝘐 𝘾𝘱𝘮 𝘾𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘹; 𝘐 đ˜źđ˜ąđ˜„đ˜Š 𝘱 đ˜”đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜łđ˜Ș𝘣𝘭𝘩 𝘼đ˜Șđ˜Žđ˜”đ˜ąđ˜Źđ˜Š.’

đ˜›đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜©đ˜Șđ˜šđ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ł đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜Žđ˜”đ˜ąđ˜Źđ˜Šđ˜Žâ€”đ˜Šđ˜źđ˜°đ˜”đ˜Ș𝘰𝘯𝘱𝘭, 𝘧đ˜Șđ˜Żđ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜€đ˜Ș𝘱𝘭, đ˜źđ˜°đ˜łđ˜ąđ˜­â€”đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜šđ˜łđ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜ł đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜„đ˜Ș𝘧𝘧đ˜Șđ˜€đ˜¶đ˜­đ˜”đ˜ș. đ˜đ˜” 𝘹𝘰𝘩𝘮 đ˜§đ˜¶đ˜łđ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ł đ˜”đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜Ż đ˜”đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜”. đ˜”đ˜°đ˜Žđ˜” đ˜±đ˜Šđ˜°đ˜±đ˜­đ˜Š, đ˜žđ˜©đ˜Šđ˜Ż đ˜„đ˜Șđ˜łđ˜Šđ˜€đ˜”đ˜­đ˜ș đ˜€đ˜°đ˜Żđ˜§đ˜łđ˜°đ˜Żđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜„ 𝘣đ˜ș đ˜Šđ˜·đ˜Șđ˜„đ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜€đ˜Š đ˜”đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜” đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ș 𝘱𝘳𝘩 𝘾𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘹, đ˜„đ˜° đ˜Żđ˜°đ˜” đ˜€đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜šđ˜Š đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜Ș𝘳 đ˜±đ˜°đ˜Șđ˜Żđ˜” 𝘰𝘧 đ˜·đ˜Ș𝘩𝘾 𝘰𝘳 đ˜±đ˜­đ˜ąđ˜Ż 𝘰𝘧 đ˜ąđ˜€đ˜”đ˜Ș𝘰𝘯 đ˜Łđ˜¶đ˜” đ˜«đ˜¶đ˜Žđ˜”đ˜Ș𝘧đ˜ș đ˜Șđ˜” đ˜Šđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜Ż 𝘼𝘰𝘳𝘩 đ˜”đ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜ąđ˜€đ˜Șđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜Žđ˜­đ˜ș.

𝘞𝘩 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬 đ˜ąđ˜” đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜Łđ˜Šđ˜©đ˜ąđ˜·đ˜Ș𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘧 đ˜±đ˜°đ˜­đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜Șđ˜€đ˜Ș𝘱𝘯𝘮 𝘾đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜© đ˜ąđ˜źđ˜¶đ˜Žđ˜Šđ˜źđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜” 𝘰𝘳 𝘱𝘭𝘱𝘳𝘼 𝘰𝘳 đ˜©đ˜°đ˜łđ˜łđ˜°đ˜ł, đ˜Łđ˜¶đ˜” đ˜žđ˜©đ˜ąđ˜” đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ș đ˜„đ˜° đ˜Ș𝘮 𝘯𝘰 đ˜„đ˜Șđ˜§đ˜§đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜” đ˜Ș𝘯 𝘬đ˜Șđ˜Żđ˜„, đ˜”đ˜©đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜šđ˜© đ˜€đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜”đ˜ąđ˜Ș𝘯𝘭đ˜ș đ˜Ș𝘯 đ˜€đ˜°đ˜Żđ˜Žđ˜Šđ˜Čđ˜¶đ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜€đ˜Š, 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘼 đ˜žđ˜©đ˜ąđ˜” đ˜źđ˜°đ˜Žđ˜” 𝘰𝘧 đ˜¶đ˜Ž đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜·đ˜Š đ˜„đ˜°đ˜Żđ˜Š đ˜ąđ˜” 𝘰𝘯𝘩 đ˜”đ˜Ș𝘼𝘩 𝘰𝘳 đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜°đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ł đ˜Ș𝘯 đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜ł đ˜±đ˜łđ˜Șđ˜·đ˜ąđ˜”đ˜Š 𝘭đ˜Șđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜Ž.

𝘞𝘩 đ˜Žđ˜”đ˜ąđ˜ș đ˜Ș𝘯 𝘱𝘯 đ˜¶đ˜Żđ˜©đ˜ąđ˜±đ˜±đ˜ș đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜­đ˜ąđ˜”đ˜Șđ˜°đ˜Żđ˜Žđ˜©đ˜Șđ˜± 𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘯𝘩 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜” đ˜Ș𝘮 𝘼𝘩𝘳𝘩𝘭đ˜ș 𝘹𝘰đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜Żđ˜°đ˜žđ˜©đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Š đ˜Łđ˜Šđ˜€đ˜ąđ˜¶đ˜Žđ˜Š, đ˜ąđ˜§đ˜”đ˜Šđ˜ł 𝘱𝘭𝘭, 𝘾𝘩 đ˜Șđ˜Żđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜Žđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜„ 𝘮𝘰 đ˜źđ˜¶đ˜€đ˜© đ˜”đ˜Ș𝘼𝘩 đ˜Ș𝘯 𝘼𝘱𝘬đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜Șđ˜” 𝘾𝘰𝘳𝘬. 𝘞𝘩 đ˜Žđ˜”đ˜ąđ˜ș đ˜Ș𝘯 𝘱 đ˜„đ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜„đ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜«đ˜°đ˜Ł 𝘾𝘱đ˜ș đ˜”đ˜°đ˜° 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘹 đ˜Łđ˜Šđ˜€đ˜ąđ˜¶đ˜Žđ˜Š 𝘾𝘩 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘱𝘭𝘭 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š 𝘳𝘩𝘱𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘮 đ˜”đ˜° đ˜«đ˜¶đ˜Žđ˜”đ˜Ș𝘧đ˜ș đ˜Žđ˜”đ˜ąđ˜șđ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ 𝘱𝘳𝘩 đ˜¶đ˜Żđ˜ąđ˜Łđ˜­đ˜Š đ˜”đ˜° đ˜€đ˜­đ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜łđ˜­đ˜ș 𝘱𝘮𝘮𝘩𝘮𝘮 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š 𝘣𝘩𝘯𝘩𝘧đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜Ž 𝘰𝘧 đ˜­đ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜·đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹. 𝘞𝘩 đ˜Łđ˜¶đ˜ș 𝘱 𝘭𝘩𝘼𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘱 đ˜€đ˜ąđ˜ł đ˜Łđ˜Šđ˜€đ˜ąđ˜¶đ˜Žđ˜Š đ˜Șđ˜” 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘮 đ˜šđ˜°đ˜łđ˜šđ˜Šđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜Ž, đ˜Žđ˜±đ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜”đ˜©đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜Žđ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„đ˜Ž 𝘰𝘧 đ˜„đ˜°đ˜­đ˜­đ˜ąđ˜łđ˜Ž đ˜”đ˜° đ˜Źđ˜Šđ˜Šđ˜± đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜„đ˜ąđ˜źđ˜Ż đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜łđ˜¶đ˜Żđ˜Żđ˜Ș𝘯𝘹, đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜Ż đ˜Žđ˜±đ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜Šđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜Ż 𝘼𝘰𝘳𝘩 đ˜”đ˜° đ˜«đ˜¶đ˜Žđ˜”đ˜Ș𝘧đ˜ș đ˜”đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜” đ˜Șđ˜Żđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜Žđ˜”đ˜źđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜”. 𝘞𝘩 𝘮𝘩𝘭𝘧-𝘳đ˜Șđ˜šđ˜©đ˜”đ˜Šđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜Žđ˜­đ˜ș đ˜€đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜”đ˜Š 𝘱 𝘳đ˜Șđ˜§đ˜” 𝘾đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜© 𝘱 𝘧𝘳đ˜Șđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜„ 𝘰𝘳 đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜­đ˜ąđ˜”đ˜Șđ˜·đ˜Š đ˜°đ˜·đ˜Šđ˜ł 𝘮𝘰𝘼𝘩 𝘳𝘩𝘱𝘭 𝘰𝘳 đ˜Ș𝘼𝘱𝘹đ˜Șđ˜Żđ˜Šđ˜„ 𝘮𝘭đ˜Șđ˜šđ˜©đ˜” đ˜șđ˜Šđ˜” 𝘮𝘩𝘩 đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜łđ˜Žđ˜Šđ˜­đ˜·đ˜Šđ˜Ž 𝘱𝘮 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜±đ˜¶đ˜łđ˜Žđ˜¶đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Ž 𝘰𝘧 đ˜±đ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜€đ˜Šâ€”đ˜Ș𝘧 𝘰𝘯𝘭đ˜ș đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜°đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ł 𝘮đ˜Șđ˜„đ˜Š đ˜žđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜­đ˜„ đ˜ąđ˜±đ˜°đ˜­đ˜°đ˜šđ˜Șđ˜»đ˜Š đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ 𝘼𝘱𝘬𝘩 đ˜ąđ˜źđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜„đ˜Ž.”

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📖 “𝐃𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐋𝐎𝐏𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐃𝐄𝐑 𝐖𝐈𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐍 𝐘𝐎𝐔 𝟐.𝟎” 𝐛đČ 𝐉𝐎𝐇𝐍 𝐂. 𝐌𝐀𝐗𝐖𝐄𝐋𝐋 (𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟖) 📖

📖 “𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝟐𝟏 𝐈𝐑𝐑𝐄𝐅𝐔𝐓𝐀𝐁𝐋𝐄 𝐋𝐀𝐖𝐒 𝐎𝐅 𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐃𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐇𝐈𝐏” 𝐛đČ 𝐉𝐎𝐇𝐍 𝐂. 𝐌𝐀𝐗𝐖𝐄𝐋𝐋 (𝟐𝟎𝟎𝟕, 𝟏𝟎𝐭𝐡 𝐄𝐝𝐱𝐭𝐱𝐹𝐧) 📖

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📖 “𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐃𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐇𝐈𝐏: 𝐈𝐍 𝐓𝐔𝐑𝐁𝐔𝐋𝐄𝐍𝐓 𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐄𝐒” 𝐛đČ 𝐃𝐎𝐑𝐈𝐒 𝐊𝐄𝐀𝐑𝐍𝐒 𝐆𝐎𝐎𝐃𝐖𝐈𝐍 (𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟖) 📖

An important and timely book!

This book illustrates 4 Presidents and the leadership skills which shaped how they handled some of the most intense moments in US history. Considering the “leadership” examples the general public has available in our current politics, I fear a huge amount of people don’t actually know what constitutes as actual leadership.

It is in that respect I give this book my highest recommendation, to introduce examples of REAL leadership to the greater public.

“đ˜›đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜°đ˜„đ˜°đ˜łđ˜Š đ˜™đ˜°đ˜°đ˜Žđ˜Šđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜­đ˜” đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ 𝘍𝘳𝘱𝘯𝘬𝘭đ˜Ș𝘯 đ˜™đ˜°đ˜°đ˜Žđ˜Šđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜­đ˜” 𝘾𝘩𝘳𝘩 𝘣𝘰𝘳𝘯 đ˜”đ˜° 𝘩đ˜čđ˜”đ˜łđ˜ąđ˜°đ˜łđ˜„đ˜Ș𝘯𝘱𝘳đ˜ș đ˜±đ˜łđ˜Șđ˜·đ˜Ș𝘭𝘩𝘹𝘩 đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜žđ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜­đ˜”đ˜©. đ˜ˆđ˜Łđ˜łđ˜ąđ˜©đ˜ąđ˜ź 𝘓đ˜Șđ˜Żđ˜€đ˜°đ˜­đ˜Ż đ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜„đ˜¶đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜„ đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜­đ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜”đ˜­đ˜Šđ˜Žđ˜Ž đ˜±đ˜°đ˜·đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜”đ˜ș. 𝘓đ˜șđ˜Żđ˜„đ˜°đ˜Ż đ˜‘đ˜°đ˜©đ˜Żđ˜Žđ˜°đ˜Ż 𝘩đ˜čđ˜±đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Șđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜€đ˜Šđ˜„ đ˜Žđ˜±đ˜°đ˜łđ˜ąđ˜„đ˜Șđ˜€ đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜łđ˜„ đ˜”đ˜Ș𝘼𝘩𝘮. đ˜›đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ș đ˜„đ˜Șđ˜§đ˜§đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Šđ˜„ 𝘾đ˜Șđ˜„đ˜Šđ˜­đ˜ș đ˜Ș𝘯 đ˜”đ˜Šđ˜źđ˜±đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜ąđ˜źđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜”, đ˜ąđ˜±đ˜±đ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜łđ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜€đ˜Š, đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜±đ˜©đ˜ș𝘮đ˜Șđ˜€đ˜ąđ˜­ 𝘱𝘣đ˜Ș𝘭đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜ș. đ˜›đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ș 𝘾𝘩𝘳𝘩 đ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜„đ˜°đ˜žđ˜Šđ˜„ 𝘾đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜© 𝘱 đ˜„đ˜Șđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜šđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜” 𝘳𝘱𝘯𝘹𝘩 𝘰𝘧 đ˜Čđ˜¶đ˜ąđ˜­đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜Ș𝘩𝘮 đ˜°đ˜§đ˜”đ˜Šđ˜Ż đ˜ąđ˜Žđ˜€đ˜łđ˜Șđ˜Łđ˜Šđ˜„ đ˜”đ˜° đ˜­đ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜„đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Žđ˜©đ˜Șđ˜±â€”đ˜Șđ˜Żđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜­đ˜­đ˜Șđ˜šđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜€đ˜Š, 𝘩𝘯𝘩𝘳𝘹đ˜ș, đ˜Šđ˜źđ˜±đ˜ąđ˜”đ˜©đ˜ș, đ˜·đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Łđ˜ąđ˜­ đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ 𝘾𝘳đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜”đ˜Šđ˜Ż 𝘹đ˜Șđ˜§đ˜”đ˜Ž, đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ 𝘮𝘬đ˜Ș𝘭𝘭𝘮 đ˜Ș𝘯 đ˜„đ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜­đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 𝘾đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜© đ˜±đ˜Šđ˜°đ˜±đ˜­đ˜Š. đ˜›đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ș 𝘾𝘩𝘳𝘩 đ˜¶đ˜Żđ˜Șđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜„, đ˜©đ˜°đ˜žđ˜Šđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜ł, 𝘣đ˜ș 𝘱 𝘧đ˜Șđ˜Šđ˜łđ˜€đ˜Š 𝘱𝘼𝘣đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜Ș𝘰𝘯, 𝘱𝘯 đ˜Șđ˜Żđ˜°đ˜łđ˜„đ˜Șđ˜Żđ˜ąđ˜”đ˜Š đ˜„đ˜łđ˜Șđ˜·đ˜Š đ˜”đ˜° đ˜Žđ˜¶đ˜€đ˜€đ˜Šđ˜Šđ˜„. 𝘞đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜© đ˜±đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Žđ˜Šđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜€đ˜Š đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜łđ˜„ 𝘾𝘰𝘳𝘬, đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ș 𝘱𝘭𝘭 đ˜Šđ˜Žđ˜Žđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜”đ˜Ș𝘱𝘭𝘭đ˜ș đ˜źđ˜ąđ˜„đ˜Š đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜źđ˜Žđ˜Šđ˜­đ˜·đ˜Šđ˜Ž đ˜­đ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜„đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Ž 𝘣đ˜ș đ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜©đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜€đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜„đ˜Šđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜­đ˜°đ˜±đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜Čđ˜¶đ˜ąđ˜­đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜Ș𝘩𝘮 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ș 𝘾𝘩𝘳𝘩 𝘹đ˜Șđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜Ż.

đ˜šđ˜€đ˜©đ˜°đ˜­đ˜ąđ˜łđ˜Ž đ˜žđ˜©đ˜° đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜·đ˜Š đ˜Žđ˜”đ˜¶đ˜„đ˜Șđ˜Šđ˜„ đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜„đ˜Šđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜­đ˜°đ˜±đ˜źđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜” 𝘰𝘧 đ˜­đ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜„đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Ž đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜·đ˜Š 𝘮đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜¶đ˜ąđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜„ 𝘳𝘩𝘮đ˜Ș𝘭đ˜Șđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜€đ˜Š, đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š 𝘱𝘣đ˜Ș𝘭đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜ș đ˜”đ˜° đ˜Žđ˜¶đ˜Žđ˜”đ˜ąđ˜Ș𝘯 𝘱𝘼𝘣đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜Ș𝘰𝘯 đ˜Ș𝘯 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜§đ˜ąđ˜€đ˜Š 𝘰𝘧 đ˜§đ˜łđ˜¶đ˜Žđ˜”đ˜łđ˜ąđ˜”đ˜Ș𝘰𝘯, đ˜ąđ˜” đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜łđ˜” 𝘰𝘧 đ˜±đ˜°đ˜”đ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜”đ˜Ș𝘱𝘭 đ˜­đ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜„đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Žđ˜©đ˜Șđ˜± đ˜šđ˜łđ˜°đ˜žđ˜”đ˜©. 𝘔𝘰𝘳𝘩 đ˜Șđ˜źđ˜±đ˜°đ˜łđ˜”đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜” đ˜”đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜Ż đ˜žđ˜©đ˜ąđ˜” đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜±đ˜±đ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜Šđ˜„ đ˜”đ˜° đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ź 𝘾𝘱𝘮 đ˜©đ˜°đ˜ž đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ș đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜Žđ˜±đ˜°đ˜Żđ˜„đ˜Šđ˜„ đ˜”đ˜° đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜Žđ˜Š đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Žđ˜ąđ˜­đ˜Ž, đ˜©đ˜°đ˜ž đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ș đ˜źđ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜ąđ˜šđ˜Šđ˜„ đ˜Ș𝘯 đ˜·đ˜ąđ˜łđ˜Șđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜Ž 𝘾𝘱đ˜ș𝘮 đ˜”đ˜° đ˜±đ˜¶đ˜” đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜źđ˜Žđ˜Šđ˜­đ˜·đ˜Šđ˜Ž đ˜Łđ˜ąđ˜€đ˜Ź đ˜”đ˜°đ˜šđ˜Šđ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ł, đ˜©đ˜°đ˜ž đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜Žđ˜Š đ˜žđ˜ąđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Žđ˜©đ˜Šđ˜„ 𝘩đ˜čđ˜±đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Șđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜€đ˜Šđ˜Ž đ˜ąđ˜” 𝘧đ˜Șđ˜łđ˜Žđ˜” đ˜Șđ˜źđ˜±đ˜Šđ˜„đ˜Šđ˜„, đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜Ż đ˜„đ˜Šđ˜Šđ˜±đ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜Šđ˜„, đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ 𝘧đ˜Ș𝘯𝘱𝘭𝘭đ˜ș đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜„đ˜Šđ˜€đ˜Ș𝘮đ˜Șđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜­đ˜ș đ˜źđ˜°đ˜­đ˜„đ˜Šđ˜„ đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜Ș𝘳 đ˜­đ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜„đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Žđ˜©đ˜Șđ˜±.”

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📖 “𝐖𝐈𝐍𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐖𝐈𝐓𝐇 𝐏𝐄𝐎𝐏𝐋𝐄” 𝐛đČ 𝐉𝐎𝐇𝐍 𝐂. 𝐌𝐀𝐗𝐖𝐄𝐋𝐋 (𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟖) 📖

📖 “𝐌𝐀𝐍’𝐒 𝐒𝐄𝐀𝐑𝐂𝐇 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐌𝐄𝐀𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆” 𝐛đČ 𝐕𝐈𝐊𝐓𝐎𝐑 𝐄. 𝐅𝐑𝐀𝐍𝐊𝐋 (𝟏𝟗𝟒𝟔) 📖

📖 “𝐖𝐈𝐑𝐄𝐃 𝐓𝐎 𝐂𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐓𝐄: 𝐔𝐍𝐑𝐀𝐕𝐄𝐋𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐌𝐘𝐒𝐓𝐄𝐑𝐈𝐄𝐒 𝐎𝐅 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐂𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐕𝐄 𝐌𝐈𝐍𝐃” 𝐛đČ 𝐒𝐂𝐎𝐓𝐓 𝐁𝐀𝐑𝐑𝐘 𝐊𝐀𝐔𝐅𝐌𝐀𝐍 (𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟓) 📖

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📖 “𝐖𝐇𝐈𝐓𝐄 𝐅𝐑𝐀𝐆𝐈𝐋𝐈𝐓𝐘: 𝐖𝐇𝐘 𝐈𝐓’𝐒 𝐒𝐎 𝐇𝐀𝐑𝐃 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐖𝐇𝐈𝐓𝐄 𝐏𝐄𝐎𝐏𝐋𝐄 𝐓𝐎 𝐓𝐀𝐋𝐊 𝐀𝐁𝐎𝐔𝐓 𝐑𝐀𝐂𝐈𝐒𝐌” 𝐛đČ 𝐑𝐎𝐁𝐈𝐍 𝐃𝐈𝐀𝐍𝐆𝐄𝐋𝐎 (𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟖) 📖

I DO NOT recommend this book!

I only recommend this book if you are to get a brief understanding of ideas which are the byproducts of Antiracism and Critical Race Theory ideologies circulating in far-left politics (see “Cynical Theories” book review above). At worst, these overly simplistic black-and-white ideologies are adding to the very racism they seek to solve.

My FULL review on the book: https://bit.ly/39D4XdJ

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📖 “𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐃𝐄𝐍𝐈𝐀𝐋 𝐎𝐅 𝐃𝐄𝐀𝐓𝐇” 𝐛đČ 𝐄𝐑𝐍𝐄𝐒𝐓 𝐁𝐄𝐂𝐊𝐄𝐑 (𝟏𝟗𝟕𝟑) 📖

📖 “𝐆𝐈𝐕𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐃𝐄𝐕𝐈𝐋 𝐇𝐈𝐒 𝐃𝐔𝐄: 𝐑𝐄𝐅𝐋𝐄𝐂𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 𝐎𝐅 𝐀 𝐒𝐂𝐈𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐅𝐈𝐂 𝐇𝐔𝐌𝐀𝐍𝐈𝐒𝐓” 𝐛đČ 𝐌𝐈𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐄𝐋 𝐒𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐌𝐄𝐑 (𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎) 📖

📖 “𝐘𝐄𝐒 𝐓𝐎 𝐋𝐈𝐅𝐄: 𝐈𝐍 𝐒𝐏𝐈𝐓𝐄 𝐎𝐅 𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐘𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐍𝐆” 𝐛đČ 𝐕𝐈𝐊𝐓𝐎𝐑 𝐄. 𝐅𝐑𝐀𝐍𝐊𝐋 (𝟏𝟗𝟒𝟔) 📖

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📖 “𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝟕 𝐇𝐀𝐁𝐈𝐓𝐒 𝐎𝐅 𝐇𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐋𝐘 𝐄𝐅𝐅𝐄𝐂𝐓𝐈𝐕𝐄 𝐏𝐄𝐎𝐏𝐋𝐄” 𝐛đČ 𝐒𝐓𝐄𝐏𝐇𝐄𝐍 𝐑. 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐄𝐘 (𝟏𝟗𝟖𝟗) 📖

There’s SO MANY personal development, self-help books on the market. Unfortunately, a ton of these same books are filled with fluff, superficial advice, and ideas which have been explained so much better in older books.

THIS is one of those “older books”. If there’s 1 personal development book you ever read (and I’ve read tons), it has to be this one. It is one of the originals and still is THE best book I’ve read in the personal development field. Unlike many self-help books, author Stephen Covey emphasizes the importance of being a person of Character (substance) rather than being a person of Personality (style). How many Social Media Influencers online have mastered the latter but not the former?

It’s unfortunate this book has been dismissed by those calling it “boring”, “corporate garbage”, and “common sense”. I’d recommend this book to anyone regardless of job status. The ideas in the book are simple, and they are explained in-depth through many examples and philosophical ideas.

Lastly, common sense is not common. You can know something intellectually…and still not apply it in your life. If we did, all of us would be following the Golden Rule. Everyone would stop eating fast food, start exercising, and eat more fruits and vegetables. We’d all be the epitome of self-aware creatures.

I’d argue the ones who need this book the most are the ones who are the quickest to dismiss the book the fastest.

“đ˜Œđ˜ąđ˜€đ˜© 𝘰𝘧 đ˜¶đ˜Ž đ˜”đ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜„đ˜Ž đ˜”đ˜° đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Ș𝘯𝘬 𝘾𝘩 𝘮𝘩𝘩 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹𝘮 𝘱𝘮 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ș 𝘱𝘳𝘩, đ˜”đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜” 𝘾𝘩 𝘱𝘳𝘩 đ˜°đ˜Łđ˜«đ˜Šđ˜€đ˜”đ˜Șđ˜·đ˜Š. đ˜‰đ˜¶đ˜” đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Ș𝘮 đ˜Ș𝘮 đ˜Żđ˜°đ˜” đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜€đ˜ąđ˜Žđ˜Š. 𝘞𝘩 𝘮𝘩𝘩 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜žđ˜°đ˜łđ˜­đ˜„, đ˜Żđ˜°đ˜” 𝘱𝘮 đ˜Șđ˜” đ˜Ș𝘮, đ˜Łđ˜¶đ˜” 𝘱𝘮 𝘾𝘩 𝘱𝘳𝘩—𝘰𝘳, 𝘱𝘮 𝘾𝘩 𝘱𝘳𝘩 đ˜€đ˜°đ˜Żđ˜„đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜Șđ˜°đ˜Żđ˜Šđ˜„ đ˜”đ˜° 𝘮𝘩𝘩 đ˜Șđ˜”. đ˜žđ˜©đ˜Šđ˜Ż 𝘾𝘩 đ˜°đ˜±đ˜Šđ˜Ż đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜ł đ˜źđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Ž đ˜”đ˜° đ˜„đ˜Šđ˜Žđ˜€đ˜łđ˜Ș𝘣𝘩 đ˜žđ˜©đ˜ąđ˜” 𝘾𝘩 𝘮𝘩𝘩, 𝘾𝘩 đ˜Ș𝘯 đ˜Šđ˜§đ˜§đ˜Šđ˜€đ˜” đ˜„đ˜Šđ˜Žđ˜€đ˜łđ˜Ș𝘣𝘩 đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜łđ˜Žđ˜Šđ˜­đ˜·đ˜Šđ˜Ž, đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜ł đ˜±đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜€đ˜Šđ˜±đ˜”đ˜Ș𝘰𝘯𝘮, đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜ł đ˜±đ˜ąđ˜łđ˜ąđ˜„đ˜Ș𝘹𝘼𝘮.

đ˜›đ˜©đ˜Ș𝘮 đ˜„đ˜°đ˜Šđ˜Ž đ˜Żđ˜°đ˜” 𝘼𝘩𝘱𝘯 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜” đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Š 𝘱𝘳𝘩 𝘯𝘰 đ˜§đ˜ąđ˜€đ˜”đ˜Ž. 𝘐𝘯 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜„đ˜Šđ˜źđ˜°đ˜Żđ˜Žđ˜”đ˜łđ˜ąđ˜”đ˜Ș𝘰𝘯, đ˜”đ˜žđ˜° đ˜Șđ˜Żđ˜„đ˜Șđ˜·đ˜Șđ˜„đ˜¶đ˜ąđ˜­đ˜Ž đ˜žđ˜©đ˜° đ˜Ș𝘯đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜Ș𝘱𝘭𝘭đ˜ș đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜·đ˜Š 𝘣𝘩𝘩𝘯 đ˜Șđ˜Żđ˜§đ˜­đ˜¶đ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜€đ˜Šđ˜„ 𝘣đ˜ș đ˜„đ˜Șđ˜§đ˜§đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜” đ˜€đ˜°đ˜Żđ˜„đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜Ș𝘰𝘯đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜±đ˜Șđ˜€đ˜”đ˜¶đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜Ž 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬 đ˜ąđ˜” đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Șđ˜łđ˜„ đ˜±đ˜Șđ˜€đ˜”đ˜¶đ˜łđ˜Š đ˜”đ˜°đ˜šđ˜Šđ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ł. đ˜›đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ș 𝘱𝘳𝘩 𝘯𝘰𝘾 đ˜Łđ˜°đ˜”đ˜© 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜ąđ˜” đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š 𝘮𝘱𝘼𝘩 đ˜Șđ˜„đ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜”đ˜Șđ˜€đ˜ąđ˜­ đ˜§đ˜ąđ˜€đ˜”đ˜Žâ€”đ˜Łđ˜­đ˜ąđ˜€đ˜Ź 𝘭đ˜Ș𝘯𝘩𝘮 đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜žđ˜©đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜Š đ˜Žđ˜±đ˜ąđ˜€đ˜Šđ˜Žâ€”đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ș đ˜žđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜­đ˜„ đ˜Łđ˜°đ˜”đ˜© đ˜ąđ˜€đ˜Źđ˜Żđ˜°đ˜žđ˜­đ˜Šđ˜„đ˜šđ˜Š đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜Žđ˜Š 𝘱𝘮 đ˜§đ˜ąđ˜€đ˜”đ˜Ž. đ˜‰đ˜¶đ˜” đ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜€đ˜© đ˜±đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Žđ˜°đ˜Żâ€™đ˜Ž đ˜Șđ˜Żđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜±đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜”đ˜ąđ˜”đ˜Ș𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜Žđ˜Š đ˜§đ˜ąđ˜€đ˜”đ˜Ž đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜±đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜Žđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜”đ˜Ž đ˜±đ˜łđ˜Ș𝘰𝘳 𝘩đ˜čđ˜±đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Șđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜€đ˜Šđ˜Ž, đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜§đ˜ąđ˜€đ˜”đ˜Ž đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜·đ˜Š 𝘯𝘰 𝘼𝘩𝘱𝘯đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜žđ˜©đ˜ąđ˜”đ˜Žđ˜°đ˜Šđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜ł đ˜ąđ˜±đ˜ąđ˜łđ˜” 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘼 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š đ˜Șđ˜Żđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜±đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜”đ˜ąđ˜”đ˜Ș𝘰𝘯.

đ˜›đ˜©đ˜Š 𝘼𝘰𝘳𝘩 𝘱𝘾𝘱𝘳𝘩 𝘾𝘩 𝘱𝘳𝘩 𝘰𝘧 đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜ł 𝘣𝘱𝘮đ˜Șđ˜€ đ˜±đ˜ąđ˜łđ˜ąđ˜„đ˜Ș𝘹𝘼𝘮, đ˜źđ˜ąđ˜±đ˜Ž, 𝘰𝘳 đ˜ąđ˜Žđ˜Žđ˜¶đ˜źđ˜±đ˜”đ˜Ș𝘰𝘯𝘮, đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š 𝘩đ˜čđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜” đ˜”đ˜° đ˜žđ˜©đ˜Șđ˜€đ˜© 𝘾𝘩 đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜·đ˜Š 𝘣𝘩𝘩𝘯 đ˜Șđ˜Żđ˜§đ˜­đ˜¶đ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜€đ˜Šđ˜„ 𝘣đ˜ș đ˜°đ˜¶đ˜ł 𝘩đ˜čđ˜±đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Șđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜€đ˜Š, đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Š 𝘼𝘰𝘳𝘩 𝘾𝘩 đ˜€đ˜ąđ˜Ż đ˜”đ˜ąđ˜Źđ˜Š đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜Žđ˜±đ˜°đ˜Żđ˜Žđ˜Ș𝘣đ˜Ș𝘭đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜ș 𝘧𝘰𝘳 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜°đ˜Žđ˜Š đ˜±đ˜ąđ˜łđ˜ąđ˜„đ˜Ș𝘹𝘼𝘮, 𝘩đ˜č𝘱𝘼đ˜Ș𝘯𝘩 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ź, đ˜”đ˜Šđ˜Žđ˜” đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ź 𝘱𝘹𝘱đ˜Șđ˜Żđ˜Žđ˜” 𝘳𝘩𝘱𝘭đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜ș, 𝘭đ˜Șđ˜Žđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜Ż đ˜”đ˜° đ˜°đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Ž đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ 𝘣𝘩 đ˜°đ˜±đ˜Šđ˜Ż đ˜”đ˜° đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜Ș𝘳 đ˜±đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜€đ˜Šđ˜±đ˜”đ˜Ș𝘰𝘯𝘮, đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Šđ˜Łđ˜ș đ˜šđ˜Šđ˜”đ˜”đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 𝘱 𝘭𝘱𝘳𝘹𝘩𝘳 đ˜±đ˜Șđ˜€đ˜”đ˜¶đ˜łđ˜Š đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ 𝘱 𝘧𝘱𝘳 𝘼𝘰𝘳𝘩 đ˜°đ˜Łđ˜«đ˜Šđ˜€đ˜”đ˜Șđ˜·đ˜Š đ˜·đ˜Ș𝘩𝘾.”

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📖 “𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐒𝐌𝐀𝐋𝐋 𝐂𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐓𝐔𝐑𝐄𝐒 𝐒𝐔𝐂𝐇 𝐀𝐒 𝐖𝐄” 𝐛đČ 𝐒𝐀𝐒𝐇𝐀 𝐒𝐀𝐆𝐀𝐍 (𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟗) 📖

📖 “𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐁𝐑𝐎𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐒 𝐊𝐀𝐑𝐀𝐌𝐀𝐙𝐎𝐕” 𝐛đČ 𝐅𝐘𝐎𝐃𝐎𝐑 𝐃𝐎𝐒𝐓𝐎𝐘𝐄𝐕𝐒𝐊𝐘 (𝟏𝟖𝟖𝟎) 📖

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How to Stop Arguing With REALITY!

Want to be less stressed? đŸ˜”

🙌 𝐇𝐚𝐯𝐞 đ„đžđŹđŹ đšđ©đąđ§đąđšđ§đŹ. 🙌

Have less opinions about how the world “should” be.

Have less opinions about how others “should” act.

Have less opinions about how events “should” happen.

🙌 𝐁𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐼𝐬𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 đČ𝐹𝐼 đšđ«đ đźđž 𝐰𝐱𝐭𝐡 đ«đžđšđ„đąđ­đČ, đČ𝐹𝐼 𝐀𝐋𝐖𝐀𝐘𝐒 đ„đšđŹđž. 🙌

Give yourself permission, and stop “should”-ing all over yourself.

Give yourself permission, and accept things as they are.

Give yourself permission, and start being more loving to yourself.

❀ 𝐁𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐼𝐬𝐞 đČ𝐹𝐼’đ«đž đ°đšđ«đ­đĄ 𝐱𝐭. ❀

Why Our HUMANITY Matters!

❀ 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐕𝐀𝐒𝐓𝐍𝐄𝐒𝐒 𝐈𝐒 𝐁𝐄𝐀𝐑𝐀𝐁𝐋𝐄 𝐎𝐍𝐋𝐘 𝐓𝐇𝐑𝐎𝐔𝐆𝐇 𝐋𝐎𝐕𝐄! ❀

I am someone who is gay
I rarely talk about it. đŸ€·â€â™‚â€

I am someone who is Hispanic
I rarely talk about it. đŸ€·â€â™‚â€

I am someone who is Liberal
I rarely talk about it. đŸ€·â€â™‚â€

I am someone who is Atheist
I (especially) rarely talk about it. đŸ€·â€â™‚â€

Why do I rarely talk about these things? đŸ€”

Well
let’s take a step back. 👣

Say you were meeting me for the very first time, and the only information you were given about who I am were these labels: 📜

Male. Gay. Hispanic. Liberal. Atheist.

What kind of person comes to your mind that fits into each of these categories? đŸ€”

What comes to your mind when you think of a “Gay Male”? Flamboyant? Feminine? Limp wrists?

What comes to your mind when you think of an “Atheist?” Snobbish? Science-obsessed? Blasphemous?

Now
take these labels and apply them back to me. And compare these labels to how you đ˜ąđ˜€đ˜”đ˜¶đ˜ąđ˜­đ˜­đ˜ș know me as a person. đŸ™‹â€â™‚ïž

Let me ask: do these labels easily fit into your general perception of me? 😅

Of Donald Arteaga? đŸ€·â€â™‚ïž

If your answer is “no”
THAT is the reason why!

🙌 𝐓𝐡𝐞 đ«đžđšđŹđšđ§ 𝐈 đ«đšđ«đžđ„đČ đđžđŹđœđ«đąđ›đž 𝐩đČđŹđžđ„đŸ 𝐱𝐧 đ­đžđ«đŠđŹ 𝐹𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 đ„đšđ›đžđ„đŹ 𝐱𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐼𝐬𝐞 𝐈 𝐱𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐝 đŸđšđ« đČ𝐹𝐼 𝐭𝐹 𝐬𝐞𝐞 𝐩𝐞 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐡𝐼𝐩𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐞𝐱𝐧𝐠, đŸđąđ«đŹđ­ 𝐚𝐧𝐝 đŸđšđ«đžđŠđšđŹđ­, đ›đžđŸđšđ«đž 𝐭𝐡𝐞 đ„đšđ›đžđ„đŹ. 🙌

I’d rather we all be judged, as Martin Luther King Jr. said, based upon the content of our character. đŸ‘€

👍 I don’t intend for you to judge me by virtue of my sexual preference.

👍 I don’t intend for you to judge me by virtue of my race.

👍 I don’t intend for you to judge me by virtue of my political views.

👍 I don’t intend for you to judge me by virtue of my religious affiliation.

THIS is why I generally don’t provide this information to people upfront. I want you to get to know ME first, minus the preconceptions. 🙂

👀 𝐁𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐼𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 đŠđšđ«đž 𝐈 đžđŠđ©đĄđšđŹđąđłđž 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 đ„đšđ›đžđ„đŹ 𝐚𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐹 𝐈 𝐚𝐩, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 đŠđšđ«đž 𝐈 đžđ§đœđšđźđ«đšđ đž đČ𝐹𝐼 đšđ§đ„đČ 𝐭𝐹 𝐬𝐞𝐞 𝐩𝐞 đ­đĄđ«đšđźđ đĄ 𝐭𝐡𝐞 đŸđąđ„đ­đžđ« 𝐹𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 đ„đšđ›đžđ„đŹ. 👀

The problem is these labels are only mere facets of who I am as a human being, just as I believe this to be the case for any other human being. 💎

I’ve held this ideal ever since I started my mission to Transcend Labels in 2018. ⏳

The ideal has always been for me to show through my example that people don’t have to be entrenched in their labels. 💯

The ideal has always been for me to show that my diagnosis of Autism is just a temporary explanation and not a final destination. 💯

The ideal has always been for me to show how limiting labels are as frameworks for understanding ourselves and other people. 💯

Consider the facts:

🙌 No one on this planet is 100% exactly the same.

🙌 No one thinks 100% exactly the same way.

🙌 No one has lived 100% exactly the same life as another person.

𝐁𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐼𝐬𝐞 𝐹𝐟 đšđźđ« đąđ§đĄđžđ«đžđ§đ­ đąđ§đđąđŻđąđđźđšđ„đąđ­đČ, đžđŻđžđ«đČ𝐹𝐧𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 đ©đšđ­đžđ§đ­đąđšđ„ 𝐭𝐹 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐼𝐬 𝐬𝐹𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐱𝐧𝐠.

𝐁𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐼𝐬𝐞 𝐹𝐟 đšđźđ« đąđ§đĄđžđ«đžđ§đ­ đąđ§đđąđŻđąđđźđšđ„đąđ­đČ, 𝐚 đ©đžđ«đŹđšđ§â€™đŹ đ„đšđ›đžđ„đŹ 𝐜𝐚𝐧 đ§đžđŻđžđ« 𝐝𝐹 𝐣𝐼𝐬𝐭𝐱𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐹 𝐭𝐡𝐞 đœđšđŠđ©đ„đžđ±, 𝐼𝐧𝐱đȘ𝐼𝐞 đąđ§đđąđŻđąđđźđšđ„ đ„đšđČ𝐱𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐱𝐭𝐡𝐱𝐧 𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐹𝐟 𝐼𝐬.

𝐁𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐼𝐬𝐞 𝐹𝐟 đšđźđ« đąđ§đĄđžđ«đžđ§đ­ đąđ§đđąđŻđąđđźđšđ„đąđ­đČ, 𝐚 đ©đžđ«đŹđšđ§â€™đŹ đ„đšđ›đžđ„đŹ 𝐜𝐚𝐧 đ§đžđŻđžđ« 𝐛𝐞 𝐚 đđžđ­đžđ«đŠđąđ§đšđ§đ­ 𝐹𝐟 𝐹𝐧𝐞’𝐬 đ©đžđ«đŹđšđ§đšđ„ đœđĄđšđ«đšđœđ­đžđ«.

As Ayishat Akanbi put it: “đ‘»đ’‰đ’† 𝒇𝒊𝒙𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝒍𝒊𝒎𝒊𝒕𝒔 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒕𝒚.” The obsession with one’s labels become a self-fulfilling prophecy which leaves no room for change, let alone the possibility for personal growth. 🙌

For me, my mission to Transcend Labels is a life-affirming philosophy that says we are more than our pasts, more than our circumstances, and that we are capable of becoming more than the people we were yesterday. ✊

Perhaps as you read this, this sounds like common sense to you! 😅

But
things seemed to have changed. 🧐

Not with my mission; it remains the same. But I’m talking about within our society. đŸ‘„

More and more I continue reading about a growing ideology that:

đŸ˜± Encourages people to see each other ONLY for their labels, not for their individuality.

đŸ˜± Encourages people to see each other ONLY for their group identities, not for their common humanity.

đŸ˜± Encourages people to see each other ONLY in binary camps of either being Oppressors or being Oppressed.

đŸ˜± Encourages people to indulge in cognitive biases like mindreading, overgeneralizing, and black-and-white thinking.

This smorgasbord of an ideology has come to be more popularly known as: “being woke”.

(𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘱 đ˜™đ˜°đ˜Žđ˜Šđ˜”đ˜”đ˜ą đ˜Žđ˜”đ˜°đ˜Żđ˜Š 𝘰𝘯 𝘞𝘰𝘬𝘩 đ˜Șđ˜„đ˜Šđ˜°đ˜­đ˜°đ˜šđ˜ș, đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜ąđ˜„ “𝘊đ˜ș𝘯đ˜Șđ˜€đ˜ąđ˜­ đ˜›đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜°đ˜łđ˜Ș𝘩𝘮: 𝘏𝘰𝘾 đ˜ˆđ˜€đ˜”đ˜Șđ˜·đ˜Șđ˜Žđ˜” đ˜šđ˜€đ˜©đ˜°đ˜­đ˜ąđ˜łđ˜Žđ˜©đ˜Șđ˜± đ˜”đ˜ąđ˜„đ˜Š đ˜Œđ˜·đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜șđ˜”đ˜©đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜ˆđ˜Łđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜” đ˜™đ˜ąđ˜€đ˜Š, đ˜Žđ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜„đ˜Šđ˜ł, đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜đ˜„đ˜Šđ˜Żđ˜”đ˜Șđ˜”đ˜ș” 𝘣đ˜ș 𝘑𝘱𝘼𝘩𝘮 𝘓đ˜Șđ˜Żđ˜„đ˜Žđ˜ąđ˜ș & 𝘏𝘩𝘭𝘩𝘯 đ˜—đ˜­đ˜¶đ˜€đ˜Źđ˜łđ˜°đ˜Žđ˜Š.)

Simply put
the very ideals I’ve stood for the past few years are in direct opposition to this ideology. đŸ€·â€â™‚â€

So perhaps you can understand why a part of me is fascinated at how this ideology has reached such a wide audience, especially among the political Left, with little Critical (pun intended) examination. 😅

Perhaps you can understand my fascination reading about this ideology that argues the very ideals I stand for, the message I’ve promoted for years, can now be entirely summarized under labels such as “white supremacy”, “privilege”, “racist”, “microaggression”, and “offensive”. đŸ€š

❀ But I get it. ❀

I understand in these current times A LOT of us are stressed out and worried. I understand it’s hard for anyone to think clearly, let alone rationally, when our minds are shrouded in weeds. 😖

𝐈 đźđ§đđžđ«đŹđ­đšđ§đ 𝐱𝐭’𝐬 đŻđžđ«đČ đĄđšđ«đ 𝐭𝐹 đ­đĄđąđ§đ€ 𝐱𝐧 𝐧𝐼𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐝, đœđšđŠđ©đ„đžđ± 𝐰𝐚đČ𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 đšđźđ« 𝐩𝐱𝐧𝐝𝐬 đ§đšđ­đźđ«đšđ„đ„đČ đœđ«đšđŻđž đŹđąđŠđ©đ„đąđœđąđ­đČ đđźđ«đąđ§đ  đŹđ­đ«đžđŹđŹđŸđźđ„ 𝐭𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐬.

If I were to combine every negative event which has happened the past year, I can’t blame someone for not feeling comfortable with all this Uncertainty. 😹

As I saw 1 tweet put it: “𝐘𝐹𝐼 đšđ«đž 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐱𝐧𝐠 đ©đžđšđ©đ„đž 𝐠𝐹 đ­đĄđ«đšđźđ đĄ đ°đąđ­đĄđđ«đšđ°đšđ„ đŸđ«đšđŠ 𝐭𝐡𝐞 đžđŠđšđ­đąđšđ§đšđ„ 𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐱𝐜𝐭𝐱𝐹𝐧 𝐭𝐹 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩đČ𝐭𝐡 𝐹𝐟 đœđžđ«đ­đšđąđ§đ­đČ.” ❀

So yes, I definitely understand that lots of people at this time will be desperate to find something which helps them get back to Certainty, back to some sense of clarity and normalcy, back to some sense of renewed purpose and meaning
even if that means embracing an over-simplistic, fringe ideology like this one. 🙌

And THIS is one of the main reasons why I’ve not spoken up about this topic personally. 𝐈’𝐩 𝐧𝐹𝐭 đ„đšđšđ€đąđ§đ  𝐭𝐹 đ­đšđ€đž 𝐚 đœđĄđąđ„đâ€™đŹ đ›đ„đšđ§đ€đžđ­ 𝐚𝐰𝐚đČ đŸđ«đšđŠ 𝐡𝐱𝐩 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐡𝐞’𝐬 đŸđžđšđ«đŸđźđ„đ„đČ đœđ„đąđ§đ đąđ§đ  𝐹𝐧𝐭𝐹 𝐱𝐭 đŸđšđ« đđžđšđ« đ„đąđŸđž. 😭

At the moment, the child needs something, anything to stay calm and feel safe. 🛡

Don’t get me wrong, there are 100% real problems in our society that still need to be solved. I’m not here to pretend like everything is all fine and dandy. It’s not.

But we’re not going to solve them when we’re making the incorrect diagnoses, which in turn provide the wrong solutions. 👎

đ–đžâ€™đ«đž 𝐧𝐹𝐭 𝐠𝐹𝐱𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐹 đŹđšđ„đŻđž 𝐭𝐡𝐞 đœđšđŠđ©đ„đžđ± đ©đ«đšđ›đ„đžđŠđŹ 𝐱𝐧 đšđźđ« 𝐬𝐹𝐜𝐱𝐞𝐭đČ 𝐰𝐱𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐩𝐞 đšđŻđžđ«-đŹđąđŠđ©đ„đąđŹđ­đąđœ đ­đĄđąđ§đ€đąđ§đ  𝐰𝐡𝐱𝐜𝐡 𝐱𝐬 đœđ«đžđšđ­đąđ§đ  𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐩. 👎

But that part of the discussion will be saved for another post


My point is: THIS is not the way forward. ❌

đŸ€Ź â€œđ‘Ÿđ‘Źđ‘łđ‘ł 𝑮đ‘č. 𝑯𝑰𝑼𝑯-đ‘šđ‘”đ‘«-đ‘Žđ‘°đ‘źđ‘Żđ‘»đ’€ đ‘«đ‘¶đ‘”đ‘šđ‘łđ‘«, đ‘źđ‘¶đ‘» đ‘šđ‘”đ’€ đ‘©đ‘Źđ‘»đ‘»đ‘Źđ‘č đ‘°đ‘«đ‘Źđ‘šđ‘ș?!” đŸ€Ź

I believe I do! And it goes right back to what I was talking about earlier. 😊

🙌 We move forward by focusing on our common humanity.

🙌 We move forward by focusing on what we have in common.

🙌 We move forward by NOT assuming malicious intent of those who disagree with us.

🙌 We move forward by focusing on understanding and less on labeling.

𝐖𝐞 𝐃𝐈𝐅𝐅𝐔𝐒𝐄 𝐭𝐡𝐞 đ©đšđ°đžđ« 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 đ„đšđ›đžđ„đŹ đœđšđ«đ«đČ 𝐛đČ 𝐟𝐹𝐜𝐼𝐬𝐱𝐧𝐠 𝐹𝐧 đšđźđ« 𝐜𝐹𝐩𝐩𝐹𝐧 𝐡𝐼𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐱𝐭đČ.

𝐖𝐞 𝐓𝐑𝐀𝐍𝐒𝐂𝐄𝐍𝐃 𝐭𝐡𝐞 đ©đšđ°đžđ« đšđźđ« đ©đžđ«đŹđšđ§đšđ„ 𝐛𝐱𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 đ©đ«đžđŁđźđđąđœđžđŹ đœđšđ«đ«đČ 𝐛đČ 𝐟𝐹𝐜𝐼𝐬𝐱𝐧𝐠 𝐹𝐧 đšđźđ« 𝐜𝐹𝐩𝐩𝐹𝐧 𝐡𝐼𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐱𝐭đČ.

𝐖𝐞 𝐀𝐂𝐊𝐍𝐎𝐖𝐋𝐄𝐃𝐆𝐄 𝐭𝐡𝐞 đ„đžđ§đŹđžđŹ đ­đĄđ«đšđźđ đĄ 𝐰𝐡𝐱𝐜𝐡 𝐰𝐞 đ đžđ§đžđ«đšđ„đ„đČ 𝐬𝐞𝐞 đšđ­đĄđžđ« đ©đžđšđ©đ„đžâ€Šđšđ§đ đŹđ­đąđ„đ„ 𝐂𝐇𝐎𝐎𝐒𝐄 𝐧𝐹𝐭 𝐭𝐹 𝐠𝐱𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐩 𝐬𝐱𝐠𝐧𝐱𝐟𝐱𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐟𝐹𝐜𝐼𝐬𝐱𝐧𝐠 𝐹𝐧 đšđźđ« 𝐜𝐹𝐩𝐩𝐹𝐧 𝐡𝐼𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐱𝐭đČ.

For every time we do this, we’ll remind our survival brain who’s in charge of how we connect with others. 🧠

We’ll remind our survival brain how naïve the caricatures we create in our minds about mass groups of people are. 🧠

𝐈𝐟 𝐰𝐞 đ­đ«đźđ„đČ 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐹 đ©đ«đšđŠđšđ­đž đđąđŻđžđ«đŹđąđ­đČ 𝐱𝐧 đšđźđ« 𝐬𝐹𝐜𝐱𝐞𝐭đČ, đ„đžđ­â€™đŹ 𝐧𝐹𝐭 đ§đžđ đ„đžđœđ­ 𝐭𝐡𝐞 đŻđžđ«đČ đđąđŻđžđ«đŹđąđ­đČ đ„đšđČ𝐱𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐱𝐭𝐡𝐱𝐧 𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 đžđŻđžđ«đČ 𝐹𝐧𝐞 𝐹𝐟 𝐼𝐬. 𝐑𝐱𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐧𝐹𝐰 𝐰𝐞’đ«đž đšđ§đ„đČ 𝐭𝐹𝐼𝐜𝐡𝐱𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 đŹđźđ«đŸđšđœđž.

Because what’s the alternative?

👎 A society which is OBSESSED with focusing on what makes us separate from each other.

👎 A society which DISCRIMINATES people based primarily upon their labels.

👎 A society which attempts to solve the problem of prejudice
with EVEN MORE PREJUDICE.

That doesn’t sound like a desirable outcome, does it? Sounds a bit backwards, right? It’s honestly quite IL-liberal! 😅

But
thankfully we don’t have to go down that route! We don’t have to become “woke”! 💯

I challenge you to come with me and take the road less traveled. It’s important to remember that just because something is popular in the moment doesn’t automatically mean it’s right. 👍

I challenge you to come with me and use what might be considered a more “radical” approach these days to connecting with others:

𝐓𝐹 𝐬𝐞𝐞 đšđ­đĄđžđ«đŹ 𝐚𝐬 𝐡𝐼𝐩𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐞𝐱𝐧𝐠𝐬 đŸđąđ«đŹđ­ 𝐚𝐧𝐝 đŸđšđ«đžđŠđšđŹđ­. 𝐓𝐹 đ­đ«đžđšđ­ đšđ­đĄđžđ«đŹ 𝐰𝐱𝐭𝐡 đ«đžđŹđ©đžđœđ­, 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐱𝐭’𝐬 𝐧𝐹𝐭 𝐠𝐱𝐯𝐞𝐧 đ›đšđœđ€. 𝐓𝐹 𝐜𝐹𝐩𝐩𝐼𝐧𝐱𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐰𝐱𝐭𝐡 đœđąđŻđąđ„đąđ­đČ 𝐚𝐧𝐝 đĄđźđŠđąđ„đąđ­đČ, 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 đšđ­đĄđžđ« đ©đžđ«đŹđšđ§ 𝐝𝐹𝐞𝐬𝐧’𝐭 đ«đžđœđąđ©đ«đšđœđšđ­đž. 𝐓𝐹 đ«đžđŠđžđŠđ›đžđ« 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 đĄđźđ«đ­ đ©đžđšđ©đ„đž đĄđźđ«đ­ đ©đžđšđ©đ„đž, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐟𝐱𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐱𝐧𝐠 đŸđąđ«đž 𝐰𝐱𝐭𝐡 đŸđąđ«đž đšđ§đ„đČ đœđ«đžđšđ­đžđŹ đŠđšđ«đž đŸđąđ«đž. 𝐓𝐹 𝐠𝐱𝐯𝐞 đČđšđźđ«đŹđžđ„đŸ đ©đžđ«đŠđąđŹđŹđąđšđ§ 𝐭𝐹 đ›đ«đžđšđ­đĄđž đđźđ«đąđ§đ  đŹđ­đ«đžđŹđŹđŸđźđ„ 𝐩𝐹𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬.

But if all this sounds too overwhelming, how about just this…?

đ˜đšđźâ€™đ«đž 𝐚 𝐡𝐼𝐩𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐞𝐱𝐧𝐠. 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐈’𝐩 𝐚 𝐡𝐼𝐩𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐞𝐱𝐧𝐠. đŸ‘„

𝐋𝐞𝐭’𝐬 đŹđ­đšđ«đ­ đ­đĄđžđ«đž. 🙂

𝐍𝐹 đŠđšđ«đž. 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐧𝐹 đ„đžđŹđŹ. ❀

Why Misinformation SPREADS!

đŸ€Ż 𝐖𝐇𝐘 𝐌𝐈𝐒𝐈𝐍𝐅𝐎𝐑𝐌𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 𝐒𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐃𝐒!!! đŸ€Ż

Ever played the game Telephone? 📞

It’s where you have group of people get in a straight line, and they stand next to each other. ——->

On one end of the line, Person 1 whispers a message to Person 2 next to them. Person 2 then is supposed to whisper the exact same message to Person 3 also next to them, and this continues on and on until they reach the last person at the end of the line. đŸ‘„

The goal of the game is to transfer the message Person 1 whispered as accurate as possible to the last person in line. âžĄïž

Of course, đ˜đ—”đ—Č đ—Œđ—żđ—¶đ—Žđ—¶đ—»đ—źđ—č đ—șđ—Č𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗮đ—Č đšđ„đ°đšđČ𝐬 𝗮đ—Č𝘁𝘀 đđąđŹđ­đšđ«đ­đžđ đšđ« đœđšđŠđ©đ„đžđ­đžđ„đČ đ—čđ—Œđ˜€đ˜ 𝗯𝘆 đ˜đ—”đ—Č đ—Čđ—»đ—± đ—Œđ—ł đ˜đ—”đ—Č đ—čđ—¶đ—»đ—Č! 😅

It’s a fun game to play if you ever get the chance! đŸŽČ

But, I also think this game is a great analogy when it comes to the public spread of misinformation online. đŸ€”

Consider this scenarioâ€ŠâŹ‡ïž

SCENARIO: đ˜Œ đ˜Ÿđ˜żđ˜Ÿ đ™€đ™›đ™›đ™žđ™˜đ™žđ™–đ™Ą đ™„đ™§đ™€đ™«đ™žđ™™đ™šđ™š 𝙖 đ™šđ™©đ™–đ™©đ™šđ™ąđ™šđ™Łđ™© đ™©đ™€ đ™©đ™đ™š đ™„đ™Ș𝙗𝙡𝙞𝙘. đŸ—Łïž

1. Person 1 cherry picks the CDC’s statement and passes the information to Person 2. đŸ—Łïž

2. Person 2 does not trust the CDC. He only remembers what Person 1 said that confirmed his biases against the CDC and passes the remaining information onto Person 3. đŸ—Łïž

3. Person 3 has a blog. He carries an anti-establishment worldview, so he posts what Person 2 says word-for-word. He then tacks on his own personal opinion to Person 2’s words and tells his reader to share his post on their social media pages. đŸ—Łïž

4. Thousands of people share Person 3’s blog post on their social media pages, in addition to also adding their own personal opinion attached to the posts.

5. Friends of these thousands of people then in turn share their posts on their own social media profiles, adding in even more personal opinions. đŸ—Łïž

𝗕𝘆 đ˜đ—”đ—¶đ˜€ đ—œđ—Œđ—¶đ—»đ˜, đ˜đ—”đ—Č 𝗖𝗗𝗖’𝘀 đ—Œđ—żđ—¶đ—Žđ—¶đ—»đ—źđ—č đ—șđ—Č𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗮đ—Č đ—”đ—źđ˜€ 𝗯đ—Čđ—Čđ—» đ—°đ—”đ—Č𝗿𝗿𝘆-đ—œđ—¶đ—°đ—žđ—Čđ—±, đ—șđ—¶đ˜€đ—°đ—Œđ—»đ˜€đ˜đ—żđ˜‚đ—Čđ—±, đ—źđ—»đ—± đ—±đ—¶đ˜€đ˜đ—Œđ—żđ˜đ—Čđ—± 𝗯𝘆 đ˜đ—”đ—Œđ˜‚đ˜€đ—źđ—»đ—±đ˜€ đ—Œđ—ł đ—œđ—Čđ—Œđ—œđ—čđ—Č đšđ§đ„đąđ§đž.

𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 đ«đžđŠđšđąđ§đŹ 𝐱𝐬 đŻđžđ«đČ đ„đąđ­đ­đ„đž 𝐹𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐃𝐂’𝐬 đšđ«đąđ đąđ§đšđ„ 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐭. 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 đ«đžđŠđšđąđ§đŹ đšđ©đšđ«đ­ đŸđ«đšđŠ 𝟏 đšđ« 𝟐 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐬 𝐱𝐬 𝐚 đ©đ„đžđ­đĄđšđ«đš 𝐹𝐟 đ©đžđ«đŹđšđ§đšđ„ đšđ©đąđ§đąđšđ§đŹ 𝐚𝐧𝐝 đ©đšđ„đąđ­đąđœđšđ„ đąđđžđšđ„đšđ đąđžđŹ.

𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 đ«đžđŠđšđąđ§đŹ 𝐱𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧 đ­đšđ€đžđ§ 𝐭𝐹 𝐛𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐛đČ 𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐬 𝐹𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐹𝐼𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐹𝐟 đ©đžđšđ©đ„đž đšđ§đ„đąđ§đž 𝐰𝐡𝐹 đ°đąđ„đ„ đ§đžđŻđžđ« đšđœđ­đźđšđ„đ„đČ đ«đžđšđ 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐃𝐂’𝐬 đšđ«đąđ đąđ§đšđ„ 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐭. đŸ˜±


See how this can become a BIG problem, especially during a pandemic? đŸ™‹â€â™‚ïž

For those of my friends who consider themselves conscious consumers:

📌 For those who take concern over the foods they eat and the impact it has on the environment.

📌 For those who take concern over the media they consume and the impact it has on their mental health.

📌 For those who take concern over the consequences their actions can have on others.

𝐈’𝐩 đšđŹđ€đąđ§đ  𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐹𝐟 đČ𝐹𝐼 𝐭𝐹 đžđŠđ›đ«đšđœđž 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐩𝐞 đ­đĄđšđźđ đĄđ­đŸđźđ„đ§đžđŹđŹ 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐱𝐭 𝐜𝐹𝐩𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐹 𝐭𝐡𝐞 đąđ§đŸđšđ«đŠđšđ­đąđšđ§ 𝐰𝐞 đŹđĄđšđ«đž đšđ§đ„đąđ§đž. 🙌

It’s very easy for any of us not to consider the consequences of sharing misinformation, especially when we aren’t even aware we’re doing it. 💯

It’s very easy for any of us not to consider the long-term effects this has on a democracy’s basic understanding of epistemic facts, on social media platforms where a majority of individuals receive their news! đŸ˜±

Yes! A 2016 study from Pew Research Center accounted that 62% of adults get their news from social media (Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6424427/).

𝐁𝐼𝐭 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 đĄđšđ©đ©đžđ§đŹ 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐬𝐚𝐩𝐞 đŹđšđźđ«đœđž 𝐱𝐬 đœđĄđšđœđ€ đŸđźđ„đ„ 𝐹𝐟 đŠđąđŹđąđ§đŸđšđ«đŠđšđ­đąđšđ§? 😓

We start to grow the amount of individuals who believe the moon landing never happened. We start to grow the amount of individuals who believe vaccines don’t save lives. We start to grow the amount of individuals who believe Bill Gates is the devil incarnate bent on a New World Order. 👿

I would hope most of my social media friends know that 2 + 2 = 4. But with the online game of Telephone, I would not be surprised to see some individuals who start to believe that 2 + 2 = 5 just because they watched 1 persuasive video they saw on YouTube. 😱

Consider this: 𝐀𝐧đČ đąđ đ§đšđ«đšđŠđźđŹ 𝐧𝐹𝐰 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 đ©đšđ°đžđ« 𝐭𝐹 đœđ«đžđšđ­đž 𝐚 đ©đ«đšđŸđžđŹđŹđąđšđ§đšđ„-đ„đšđšđ€đąđ§đ  𝐯𝐱𝐝𝐞𝐹 đšđ§đ„đąđ§đž, đšđ©đ©đžđšđ„ 𝐭𝐹 đ©đžđšđ©đ„đž’𝐬 𝐞𝐩𝐹𝐭𝐱𝐹𝐧𝐬, đ©đ«đšđŻđąđđž đ§đšđ§đŹđžđ§đŹđąđœđšđ„ đšđ«đ đźđŠđžđ§đ­đŹ 𝐰𝐱𝐭𝐡 đœđšđŠđ©đ„đžđ­đž 𝐜𝐹𝐧𝐟𝐱𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 đ©đšđŹđŹđąđšđ§ (“𝐘𝐎𝐔 𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐁𝐄𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐋𝐈𝐄𝐃 𝐓𝐎! 𝟐 + 𝟐 𝐄𝐐𝐔𝐀𝐋𝐒 𝟓!”), 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐹𝐼𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬 đ°đąđ„đ„ đŹđĄđšđ«đž 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐯𝐱𝐝𝐞𝐹 𝐹𝐧 đ­đĄđžđąđ« đŹđšđœđąđšđ„ 𝐩𝐞𝐝𝐱𝐚 đ©đšđ đžđŹ 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐼𝐬𝐞 𝐱𝐭 đ©đ«đšđŻđąđđžđŹ 𝐚 đœđšđ§đŸđąđ«đŠđšđ­đąđšđ§ 𝐹𝐟 đ­đĄđžđąđ« đœđšđ§đ­đ«đšđ«đąđšđ§ 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜đČđ§đąđœđšđ„ đ°đšđ«đ„đđŻđąđžđ°đŹ. 👀

𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐧𝐹𝐭 𝐡𝐹𝐰 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐬 đ°đšđ«đ€. 💯

But I’m not writing this post to add any additional fearmongering. Perhaps I am too over-concerned. Perhaps I am also underestimating the intelligence of the majority of individuals who use social media. Perhaps my own confirmation bias is seeing these minor instances of ignorance and jumping to conclusions that it’s a bigger problem than it actually is! 😅

Nevertheless, when I see people I know and care about share information that only requires a basic understanding of Science, Chemistry, and Statistics to know it’s false, I’m aware the red flag in my mind starts blowing in the wind. đŸš©

I admit it: a part of me does fear a future society where a significant portion of the world’s population cannot share a mutually agreed upon fact as simple as 2 + 2 = 4. 🔱

đŸ€Ź “WOW DONALD! WAY TO CRITICIZE YOUR FRIENDS!” đŸ€Ź

No, that’s not my intention! I’m not here claiming the spread of misinformation by my friends is at all being done intentionally or maliciously. ❌

As author Sam Harris says: “đŽđźđ« đ°đšđ«đ„đ 𝐱𝐬𝐧’𝐭 đŸđąđ„đ„đžđ 𝐰𝐱𝐭𝐡 𝐛𝐚𝐝 đ©đžđšđ©đ„đž đąđ§đ­đžđ§đ­đąđšđ§đšđ„đ„đČ 𝐝𝐹𝐱𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐱𝐧𝐠𝐬. 𝐈𝐭’𝐬 đŸđšđ« đŠđšđ«đž 𝐜𝐹𝐩𝐩𝐹𝐧 𝐭𝐹 𝐟𝐱𝐧𝐝 𝐠𝐹𝐹𝐝 đ©đžđšđ©đ„đž 𝐝𝐹𝐱𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐱𝐧𝐠𝐬 đźđ§đđžđ« 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐰𝐚đČ 𝐹𝐟 𝐛𝐚𝐝 𝐱𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐬.” đŸ‘€

Or we can also use the phrase: “đđžđšđ©đ„đž 𝐝𝐹𝐧’𝐭 đ€đ§đšđ° 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞đČ 𝐝𝐹𝐧’𝐭 đ€đ§đšđ°.” đŸ‘€

That’s why I wanted to write this post, to merely illuminate this potential blind spot. 😊

Like the game of Telephone, misinformation is inevitably going to spread, whether we intend it to or not. This caution need also be applied to me as well! 💯

But my point is we CAN be more careful about how fast it spreads. 😊

I get it. No one was given a How-To handbook to discern accurate and factual information online. Not even me; I had to learn these skills on my own! 😅

Back in school I was given a syllabus for my classes by the teacher. I was told what textbooks I needed to use. I was told what chapters I needed to read and study on. 🔎

Before the internet, we had a very limited amount of TV channels we could choose to get our information from. And if we wanted to further expand our knowledge, we’d have to get in our cars and drive to the nearest library. 📚

But now with the Internet…we have MILLIONS of pieces of information available to us at the click of a button! đŸ–±ïž

And EVEN MORE information is continuing to be created right as you read this post! This post you’re reading here IS just a speck of it! 👍

My point is, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 đ«đžđŹđ©đšđ§đŹđąđ›đąđ„đąđ­đČ 𝐰𝐡𝐱𝐜𝐡 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐹𝐧𝐜𝐞 đ„đšđąđ đźđ©đšđ§ đ­đžđšđœđĄđžđ«đŹ 𝐚𝐧𝐝 đŁđšđźđ«đ§đšđ„đąđŹđ­đŹ 𝐭𝐹 𝐯𝐞𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 đ©đ«đžđŹđžđ§đ­ đšđœđœđźđ«đšđ­đž đąđ§đŸđšđ«đŠđšđ­đąđšđ§ 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 đ đ«đžđšđ­đ„đČ 𝐬𝐡𝐱𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐝 đ­đšđ°đšđ«đđŹ 𝐼𝐬 𝐚𝐬 đœđšđ§đŹđźđŠđžđ«đŹ. đŸ‘„

𝐓𝐡𝐞 đ©đ«đšđ›đ„đžđŠ 𝐱𝐬 𝐧𝐹𝐧𝐞 𝐹𝐟 𝐼𝐬 𝐬𝐱𝐠𝐧𝐞𝐝 đźđ© đŸđšđ« 𝐭𝐡𝐱𝐬, 𝐭𝐹 đžđŠđ›đ«đšđœđž 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐩𝐞 đŹđšđ«đ­ 𝐹𝐟 đžđ©đąđŹđ­đžđŠđąđœ đ«đžđŹđ©đšđ§đŹđąđ›đąđ„đąđ­đČ 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 đ­đžđšđœđĄđžđ« đšđ« 𝐚 đŁđšđźđ«đ§đšđ„đąđŹđ­. ✍

So while social media provided many benefits, it also came with this unforeseen baggage. đŸ€·â€â™‚ïž

𝐓𝐡𝐞 đ©đ«đšđ›đ„đžđŠ 𝐱𝐬 đšđ§đ„đąđ§đž 𝐹𝐧𝐞 đ©đžđ«đŹđšđ§’𝐬 đąđ đ§đšđ«đšđ§đœđž 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐞 đ­đ«đžđšđ­đžđ 𝐣𝐼𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐬 𝐞đȘđźđšđ„ 𝐭𝐹 đšđ§đšđ­đĄđžđ« đ©đžđ«đŹđšđ§â€™đŹ đ€đ§đšđ°đ„đžđđ đž.

Someone online can proclaim the fact of 2 + 2 = 4 as something to be “debated” when there is no debate. As long you know how to market yourself, build an online audience, and influence others you can sell snake oil and people will buy it. đŸ€Šâ€â™‚ïž

😓 “DONALD, YOU’RE DEPRESSING ME WITH THIS!” 😓

BUT…there is a bright side to all this! 🌞

đ’đšđœđąđšđ„ 𝐩𝐞𝐝𝐱𝐚 đœđšđŠđ©đšđ§đąđžđŹ 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 (đŸđąđ§đšđ„đ„đČ) đŹđ­đšđ«đ­đžđ đŹđ­đžđ©đ©đąđ§đ  𝐱𝐧 𝐭𝐹 𝐜𝐹𝐩𝐛𝐚𝐭 đŠđąđŹđąđ§đŸđšđ«đŠđšđ­đąđšđ§! đŸ„ł

Companies like Facebook continue to work with third-party fact checking companies to combat this growing problem. (Source: https://www.facebook.com/journalismproject/programs/third-party-fact-checking)👏

The very idea of “Fact-Checking” has now become a thing among organizations! (Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fact-checking_websites) 😄

đ’đšđœđąđšđ„ 𝐩𝐞𝐝𝐱𝐚 đœđšđŠđ©đšđ§đąđžđŹ 𝐠𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐼𝐬 𝐚 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐹 đ©đ„đšđČ đ§đąđœđžđ„đČ 𝐹𝐧 đ­đĄđžđąđ« đ©đ„đšđČđ đ«đšđźđ§đđŹ, 𝐛𝐼𝐭 𝐱𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐩𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐹𝐟 đ„đšđ­đž 𝐭𝐡𝐞đČ đ«đžđšđ„đąđłđžđ 𝐰𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐚 𝐟𝐞𝐰 đŠđšđ«đž đ«đźđ„đžđŹ đšđ« đžđ„đŹđž 𝐰𝐞 đ°đžđ«đž 𝐠𝐹𝐱𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐹 𝐞𝐧𝐝 đźđ© đŹđžđ«đąđšđźđŹđ„đČ đĄđźđ«đ­đąđ§đ  đšđźđ«đŹđžđ„đŻđžđŹ. đŸ‘źâ€â™‚ïž

That said, should we really have to depend on social media companies to supervise us? Can we do better than this, to be more responsible, self-governing citizens? đŸ‘€

Perhaps I’m a bit too optimistic, but I believe we can! 😄

đ—Șđ—”đ—źđ˜ 𝘄đ—Č 𝗼đ—čđ—č đ—°đ—źđ—» 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘁 đ—±đ—Œđ—¶đ—»đ—Ž đ—¶đ˜€ đ˜đ—źđ—žđ—¶đ—»đ—Ž đ—șđ—Œđ—żđ—Č 𝗿đ—Čđ˜€đ—œđ—Œđ—»đ˜€đ—¶đ—Żđ—¶đ—čđ—¶đ˜đ˜† đ—łđ—Œđ—ż đ˜đ—”đ—Č đ˜đ—”đ—¶đ—»đ—Žđ˜€ 𝘄đ—Č đ˜€đ—”đ—źđ—żđ—Č đ—Œđ—»đ—čđ—¶đ—»đ—Č. This goes for me too! 🎯

đŸ± đ—€đ—šđ—˜đ—Šđ—§đ—œđ—ąđ—Ąđ—Š 𝗧𝗱 𝗔𝗩𝗞 đ—©đ—œđ—˜đ—Ș𝗜𝗡𝗚 đ—œđ—Ąđ—™đ—ąđ—„đ— đ—”đ—§đ—œđ—ąđ—Ą 𝗱𝗡𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗘!

📌 𝘞𝘏𝘖 đ˜Ș𝘮 𝘮𝘱đ˜șđ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜Șđ˜”? 𝘋𝘰 𝘐 đ˜”đ˜łđ˜¶đ˜Žđ˜” đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ź?

📌 𝘞𝘏𝘈𝘛 đ˜±đ˜łđ˜°đ˜°đ˜§ 𝘰𝘳 𝘭đ˜Ș𝘯𝘬𝘮 đ˜„đ˜° đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ș đ˜©đ˜ąđ˜·đ˜Š?

📌 𝘞𝘏𝘌𝘕 𝘾𝘱𝘮 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Ș𝘮 đ˜±đ˜¶đ˜Łđ˜­đ˜Șđ˜Žđ˜©đ˜Šđ˜„?

📌 𝘞𝘏𝘌𝘙𝘌 𝘩𝘭𝘮𝘩 đ˜Ș𝘮 đ˜Șđ˜” 𝘣𝘩đ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜łđ˜Šđ˜±đ˜°đ˜łđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜„ đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜žđ˜©đ˜ąđ˜” đ˜„đ˜° đ˜°đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ł 𝘰𝘧𝘧đ˜Șđ˜€đ˜Ș𝘱𝘭 đ˜ąđ˜Żđ˜„ đ˜”đ˜łđ˜¶đ˜Žđ˜”đ˜Šđ˜„ đ˜Žđ˜°đ˜¶đ˜łđ˜€đ˜Šđ˜Ž 𝘮𝘱đ˜ș?

📌 𝘞𝘏𝘠 𝘱𝘳𝘩 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜ș 𝘮𝘱đ˜șđ˜Ș𝘯𝘹 đ˜Șđ˜”? 𝘐𝘮 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Š 𝘱 đ˜źđ˜°đ˜”đ˜Șđ˜·đ˜Š 𝘰𝘳 𝘣đ˜Ș𝘱𝘮 đ˜”đ˜©đ˜Šđ˜łđ˜Š?

𝗕𝗱𝗡𝗹𝗩 đ—€đ—šđ—˜đ—Šđ—§đ—œđ—ąđ—Ą: 𝘋𝘰 𝘐 𝘙𝘌𝘈𝘓𝘓𝘠 𝘣𝘩𝘭đ˜Șđ˜Šđ˜·đ˜Š đ˜Șđ˜”? 𝘖𝘳 đ˜„đ˜° 𝘐 đ˜«đ˜¶đ˜Žđ˜” 𝘞𝘈𝘕𝘛 đ˜”đ˜° 𝘣𝘩𝘭đ˜Șđ˜Šđ˜·đ˜Š đ˜Șđ˜”?

𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐬 đŠđšđ­đ­đžđ«. As a functioning democracy, as a basic understanding of objective truth, it matters that we all can agree that 2 + 2 = 4. 💯

The bigger question is: will you join me in being a part of that solution? ❀

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