When it comes to how someone sees the world, there is a strong chance that it has been heavily influenced by the mainstream media. The reason for this is that a lot of people look towards this source of information to tell them about what is taking place around them.
Therefore, in the same way that one is likely to pick up their phone if they want to make a call, they can read a paper or watch the news if they want to be informed. This is something that can take place without them even needing to think about it.
They can have the desire to find out about what is going on in the world and this could then cause them to turn a TV on or to buy a paper. Or they could just use their Smartphone and look for information online.
A Way of life
And this could be something that they have done for a number of years. One could believe that the mainstream media keeps them up to date and so there will be no reason for them to change their approach.
Along with the outlook that they have, there are likely to plenty of other people in their life who have the same perspective. Their view is then going to be backed up and validated by the people around them.
If one does have a Smartphone, it will take less effort for them to find out about what is going on around them. Their favourite publications and TV channels will be able to update them no matter where they are or what they are doing.
Based on this, one could believe that they are more informed than they were in the past; in fact, they could say that there is no reason for people to not know what is going on. So although they may have thought they were informed in the past, they could see how this wasn’t actually the case.
It would then be accurate to say that they will see the mainstream media as being there to let them know about what is going on around them. Now, this is not to say that they will believe that they are perfect, or that they will go along with everything they read or hear.
What it comes down to is that they will believe that they are coming from the right place and that they are generally not out to deceive people. One can then listen to what they say and accept just about everything.
And as this has been their source of information for most of their life, it is to be expected that they will see it this way. In the same way that one can trust their family, they can also trust the mainstream media.
What also helps is that the media often presents things are being black and white, and this means that one won’t have to use a lot of energy. One can then consume what they need without having to exert themselves.
However, while one can have this approach when it comes to the news, there are others who are not willing to go along with what the mainstream media sells. They could listen to what they have to say and then come to their own conclusion.
At the same time, they may look towards the ‘alternative’ media if they want to find out about what is going on. If this is the case, one could say that the mainstream media can’t be trusted, and that they have no interest in informing people.
When one has this outlook, it is likely to show that they are not averse to thinking for themselves. It is going to cause them to use more energy, but it isn’t going to be something that bothers them.
Their main intention will be to find out what the truth is or to at least try to find out, and like most things in life, this is going to be a day-to-day occurrence. It is then going to be lot harder for them to be deceived.
The Sensible Approach
One way of looking at this would be to say that they are using their brain and the people who accept just about everything are not. If the mainstream media existed to inform people, it wouldn’t matter if one thought for themselves.
Yet as it has been proven time and time again that this is not the case, it is clearly not a good idea for one go along with just about everything they sell. Even so, the mainstream media wouldn’t have the amount of power that it was if the journalists who worked for them did their job properly.
A Different Outlook
If one does look towards other sources, they are naturally going to have different views to people who don’t. And while some of these views could be slightly different, there will be others that are completely different.
As a result of this, other people could say that they are crazy, and that they have lost the ability to think rationally, for instance. One is then going to labelled and put into a box and the person who goes along with the mainstream media can see themselves as being a level headed human being.
What this will then do is stop them from being able to open their mind and to see life differently. But as they don’t realise what is taking place, it is not going to cause them to feel bad in anyway.
The people behind the mainstream media are going to be only too happy with this behaviour, and this is because these people will be doing what they can to keep their fellow human beings in line. Ergo, not only can they sell information to keep people under control; they can also rely on the people who are controlled by them to control others.
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Oliver JR Cooper
Oliver JR Cooper
Author of 25 books, Transformational Writer, Teacher & Consultant.
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That which is contained within these articles is based on my own empirical understanding and is true for me at the time they were written. However, as I continue to grow, what I perceive as the truth will inevitably change and as a result of this - parts of these articles may not reflect my current outlook.