on Information and Widespread Criticism

With the resurgence in resources, activist mindset among the youth – it is important that we drive their attention toward issues of utmost importance directed through clear and unbiased information.

Criticism concerning politics, environment, social welfare, leftism, right wing, governance and economy is often misinformed, misunderstood and misplaced activism baring probably a few rare experiences or situations. Sometimes, driven and fabricated by opposition. Especially in WhatsApp! This not only inflicts negativity in the activist crowd (Why do I care mentality), but is aiding the distortion of realty.

I wish that each one of you pass unbiased information that will serve a purpose. Preconceptions surrounding activism often cause spreading of skewed perceptions of biased individuals to wider audience. Opinions, may differ but one may have to realize the urge to prove oneself right (or) superior.

Some human psychology leading to distorted views:
#Proportionalitybias #Confirmationbias #Infoxication #Cherrypick

Good Reads:
1. http://www.theguardian.com/…/…/13/internet-confirmation-bias
2. http://www.fastcoexist.com/…/social-network-algorithms-are-…
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_pollution
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherry_picking

Ending with a noteworthy quote,

If it is not truthful and not helpful, don’t say it. If it is truthful and not helpful, don’t say it. If it is not truthful yet helpful, don’t say it. If it is truthful and helpful, wait for the right time. ~ Buddha


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