Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Fear

Yesterday I read a blog that is not on my blog role and the anxiety level in the woman's latest post was more than apparent. No, it did not deal with health care but with another topic.

It turns out that this particular blogger had just read a post from one of her favorite bloggers and was upset at a perceived government intrusion that blogger B said was happening. Blogger B cited an article from where she got the info.

I went to the article and read it several times. And then read it some more. For Blogger B did not use the cut and paste function on her computer. Nor did she read the article in question carefully so the info that she was passing on was grossly incorrect.

The moral of this story - so many that I don't know where to begin.

What I've decided to take from it is to watch everything that I say even more closely. In this climate of fear it is more important than ever to watch what we say and have the correct facts to back up what we say. The opinions of others are not always facts.

3 comments:

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

And perhaps another thing to take from this...

That people need to do research on topics, for themselves. Because so many articles are written, with an preconceived agenda in mind.

And how would one know? Unless having done some 'digging,' on one's own?

Lisa said...

Great advice! And congrats to S1 for getting that car!

Jane said...

So true!