I often see news sources and people write and post news that seem to be lacking in the fact department. It's as if journalism and people in general have forgotten about checking facts before putting information out there for the whole world to see.
News sources should be more focused on reporting factual information and vetted information rather than worrying about putting stuff out there just so they are the first to break the news and report on an event. I know that our attention spans have shorten over the years due to the many avenues in which we can all get information and a moments notice. People want instant information. When will people realize that having something instantaneous can also devalue the information since it was put out in rush without ever checking all information for truthful facts?
Facebook posters, why must you flood the internet with articles and memes without ever fact checking them? It's as if you saw something, believed it to be true and felt you just had to share it. I have read numerous things that have been re-posted and have been annoyed at the lack of fact checking by my friends. There are some pretty hard things to believe out there and just blindly passing on information without making sure it's factual isn't helping anyone but rather aiding to our problem of misinformation.
Of course, this is just my personal point of view.
Saturday, June 18, 2016
We live in a world where people have differences of opinions and life styles. And with differences there will always be disagreements.
It's okay to disagree and even voice your opinions but the level in which people are voicing their opinions is just hateful speech.
People are using social media to spread hate. People are using hate rhetoric to support their cause. I wish everyone would realize that hate is not the answer whereas tolerance is. We only live once it would be nice to live on an Earth where people don't kill each other because of their hatred towards others because of their differences.
Author: BTRU2URSELF at 7:51 AM
Friday, June 17, 2016
Lately I've been stressed about all the things are happening in my life right now. Between figuring out what I really want to do with my life, how I'm going to be able to save enough for my future, and figuring out if I have enough going into my 401(k) plan. I've just been feeling overwhelmed.
Not only that I've been having this sinus problem for the last few weeks and it's bothering me. My head is been congested my throat is a little sore and my ears are clogged. I know I could use a little exercise a help lose some weight that I have.
When I look around and I see how happy everyone seems to be I wonder if it's just a phase that they put on for the public to see. I mean? How do people not stress out? Do I just have too many high expectations of myself? I guess all my answers will come in time.
Author: BTRU2URSELF at 8:48 AM
As I get older it seems as if my list of friends who I keep in contact with get smaller and smaller as time passes. This is a natural thing in my mind. When I was younger it was all about how many friends I had and now it's all about how many true friends I have.
Being friends or somebody takes time and effort. Everybody says it's a two-way Street but sometimes you just have to put a little extra effort in it. What I mean by that is this, sometimes it's been a long time since you talk to somebody and maybe you need to reach out just to say hello or send a quick text, email or if you're into Facebook just poke them to say "hey you know what? I'm just wondering how you're doing."
I get it our lives are busy and we all have things going on that prevent us from always being able to stay in touch. Sometimes though, it's not always about being in touch but just telling the person are letting them know that you're important to them. Often times I feel we just don't let them know until it's too late.
Author: BTRU2URSELF at 8:34 AM
It's been a long time since I've blogged. Part of me just doesn't know what to ever talk about. The other part of me wonders if anybody ever reads what I have to put out there. But now I'm blogging again, well at least for today. Of course it's hard to tell how long I'll keep it up but you never know, right?
There's so many blogs, tweets, Facebook post, and Instagram post that I don't even know if my stuff would ever get noticed. In this day and age there's so many avenues for people to see and read about stuff. I guess it's all about being special and standing out right? So how would one stand out and be special in this day and age where everything is so immediate and in your face? For me I guess it's just about being original and talking about whatever comes to my mind, even if it is an interesting too many.
Author: BTRU2URSELF at 8:13 AM
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
It's been about a month now since I purged all of my activity on Facebook. I deleted old posts, old photos that I didn't think I really needed out there and all of my "Thumbs Up" actions. Why? Well, for me it was just about wanting to maintain some privacy in my life and I also felt that being on Facebook and Twitter took a lot of time away from me actually living my life. I found that I was always looking at people's photos, reading their posts and basically ignoring my own life to read about and look at other people's lives. So, I decided to deleted all of my social media posts on Facebook and Twitter. You know what? I don't regret deleting everything and not being on these social media sites all the time. I look at my Facebook and Twitter feeds every now and then but what used to be an action that was done several times through out the day has become only once a day and only for a few minutes and I don't miss posting at all.
Author: BTRU2URSELF at 5:45 PM
Sunday, February 23, 2014
I haven't had an ear infection in over two years. I used to get them yearly when I lived in Silver Spring and Columbia, Maryland. When I moved North of these places and stopped working in DC I found my ear infections seemed to clear up. So what happened?
I woke up last Monday feeling dizzy and brushed it off thinking it was just due to congestion. As the week progressed my dizziness got worse and it became a problem. Vertigo isn't a pleasant feeling. I felt liked I had to vomit all the time and standing up or walking was difficult. After putting it off the whole week I finally went to the doctor's office.
I have to ear infections which were causing my vertigo. I am on medicine and I think it's clearing up these infections. What is weird is that I didn't have any pain this time. Normally I have pain in my inner ear that signals me to think that I have an infection. This time I got two of them, one in each ear and I didn't feel a thing.
I've done nothing but sleep since Friday night. I've gotten up occasionally to eat, use the bathroom, surf the web or watch a movie on Netflix.
It's nice to have an excuse to be lazy but at the sane time it's better not to be sick.
Author: BTRU2URSELF at 9:05 AM