Media is manipulation

 Don’t believe anything you hear and only half of what you see. Analyze the Kool Aide before you swallow it. Even then, be prepared to vomit it back up at the first sign of deception. Remain circumspect and question all authority. They don’t have our best interest at heart. They only want our money, and to remain powerful. Like Wendell Berry wrote in the Unsettling of America, “People whose governing habit is the relinquishment of power, competence, and responsibility, make excellent spenders. They are the ideal consumers. By inducing in them little panics of boredom, powerlessness, sexual failure, mortality, paranoia, they can be made to buy virtually anything that is “attractively packaged.””

We are slowly becoming more aware of corporate media lying to us. But they know we know they’re lying to us. And we know they know we know they’re lying to us. With enough inertia, this debacle of a process just continues until we are eventually lying to ourselves. And here we are. Like the great Baruch Spinoza once surmised, “The supreme mystery of despotism, its prop and stay, is to keep men in a state of deception, and cloak the fear by which they must be held in check, so that they will fight for their servitude as if for salvation.” And here we are, unless we decide to wake up.

Live life by your terms. Everyone is meant to give life their own meaning. It does not mean one meaning is better than the other.

Each of us has the blessed gift of freedom to do as we wish. We must embrace this, while still maintaining the value of respecting and loving others choices as well.

Happiness, in a way, depends on how and what you think. 

If you’re the kind of person that always thinks that if something goes bad, it will only get worse, it probably will. If not physically, it will in your mind. Just change your perspective on some things, if something bad happens, it will get better eventually. If you think you’re going to be happy, you will get happy one day.

Accept and change.