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Learn to know when you’re being lied to, people. And do it quick. Critical thinking skills will be of more help to you today than learning Japanese. (Although, it is a beautiful language).

Fake news is not a new concept. But today, thanks to the internet, we are inundated. We’re buried up to our eyes in misinformation; we’re choking on it. And, much like a spluttering cough, fake news spreads easily.

Consider this:

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”

Eloquently paraphrased by Dr Yuval Noah Harari: “A lie told once remains a lie. …


And validate yourself in the process.

Medium is totally overrun with ‘self-help’ articles. It always makes me wonder how many of these self-appointed life coaches actually live and breathe the advice they so willingly give to others?

It’s obviously so very good that we’re all looking to better ourselves, ‘find’ creativity, focus for longer, read 1038 books per day, etc etc. But is it just me, or is this cascade of mediocrity becoming somewhat tiresome?

We get it. You’re recently ‘woke’ and want to tell the world. But please, spare us.

Perhaps I have a chip on my shoulder- I know several people who write such content; ‘Live your best life!’ while categorically not following their own aloof and condescending words-to-the-wise. …


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Learn to know when you’re being lied to, people. And do it quickly. Critical thinking skills will be of more help to you today than learning Japanese. (Although, it is a beautiful language).

Fake news is not a new concept. But today, thanks to the internet, we are inundated. We’re buried up to our eyes in misinformation; we’re choking on it. And, much like a spluttering cough, fake news spreads easily.

Consider this:

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”

Eloquently paraphrased by Dr. Yuval Noah Harari:

“A lie told once remains a lie. A lie told a thousand times becomes the truth.”

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Molly Erin

Crushed by the weight of all the lives I'm not living.

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