People often use the term ‘they say’ when prefacing some fact. For example, ‘They say you shouldn’t go out in the rain or you’ll catch a cold,’ I began asking recently, ‘Whose they?” Not one person has been able to answer this simple question.
If you delve into this nuance and the results of my unscientific study, one might conclude that folks just don’t know where their information comes from. What with endless sources streaming from our devices you might think that we’d be better informed. However, I’m convinced it’s made us not only less informed but abundantly misinformed.
With truth and fiction intertwined, this is a great time for anarchists to create havoc. Maybe if more of us ask ‘Whose they?’ when in conversation, it’ll start to highlight the danger of our information sources. Let’s face it, we’re new at this. We’re continually evolving into our new culture which is layered with instant information and misinformation access.
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