Fake News

One of my favorite quotes comes from the late, great Eleanor Roosevelt:

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”

Something that I feel has become endemic in our society is our interminable need to fill our dialogue with events and people.

While the blame ultimately lies on each and every one of us individually, it doesn’t help that we are taking in information in a manner completely distinct from the entirety of human history.

The 24 hour news-cycle that we have grown accustomed to, especially in the last decade, is predicated less on the foundation of truth and the dissemination of broad view-points than it is on flooding us with click-bate, talking-points, and sound-bites that can be easily digested, propagated, and thus converted into ad revenue for the top media corporations.

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Healthy Fats, Good Carbs, Clean Protein: Part 1

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I generally don’t like them because they tend to do more harm than good.

When folks ascribe to a particular ideology or way of thinking, they usually cease viewing the world in an objective way.

If there’s anything I’ve learned in my short amount of time on this earth, it’s that very seldom are things either¬†completely one way or the other.

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