Thinking on Wordless Wednesday

Hello out there, how is life where you are? I very much hope you and yours are well and that you are getting some freedoms back. And if you are still kept safe with lock-downs that you can make the most of your spare time. If you have it.

I am always surprised how the news and other tv programs assume that “we all are stuck at home”. Well, we aren’t. Cleaners, shop workers, hospital staff, police, fire men and women and many more didn’t have the luxury of furlough or working from home.

And while I can understand that you are frustrated being home in a small apartment with no garden for a long time it is not so bad considering how dangerous it is having to go to work when a deadly virus is around.

I have thought a lot recently about assumptions we make and how often we consider that our reality is the same of everybody else. And how much any sort of media brainwashes us into thinking in a certain way.

No, I don’t assume this is done on purpose even though it might be. It just so happens that humans are social animals who do not like to stand out. So, thinking or expressing oneself in a different way is a difficult undertaking. Today’s Wordless Wednesday quote fits these ponderings perfectly:

Coco Chanel quote about thinking

Am I the only one who feels brainwashed by media? What do you think?

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12 thoughts on “Thinking on Wordless Wednesday

  1. ashleyleia says:

    I’ve gotten a lot more careful about how I consume media. I’m regularly checking multiple sources to see if they’re saying the same thing, and if an issue is something somebody important said, I look to see if there’s video that covers more than just the quick soundbite. But I think for many media outlets, the biggest source of bias is in deciding which stories to tell and which not to. I think that’s also a lot harder to detect than bias in reporting of a given story.

  2. Sandee says:

    I’m not brainwashed by the media. I just quit listening to it a long time ago. I don’t have a Facebook or Twitter account because it’s so filled with hate. I can remember listening to the news back in the day and just the facts were given. and the viewer could form their own opinions. Now they tell us what to think about any given subject. Sorry, not going to do that.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. β™₯

    • Liz says:

      I can fully understand where you are coming from. We are watching or listening to the news less and less exactly for that reason. It also feels like some people lost the ability to think and ask question. It’s disturbing πŸ€—

  3. Ena says:

    I don’t watch a lot of news because it’s always so negative. You’re right about not being stuck at home. We are safe at home but I hope for all our sakes this virus comes to an end soon!

    • Liz says:

      I do too but I fear this might just be the beginning and more is to come. They say a lot of nasty viruses rest in Perma frost in Siberia. It’s melting and let’s them loose πŸ˜ͺπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ

  4. -Eugenia says:

    I ignore the media and don’t waste my time listening to blah, blah, blah. Where I live has been open for a long time. I love the quote by Coco Chanel.πŸ’–

  5. Natasha says:

    I stopped tuning in to media long ago. Now I only tune in to myself and my heart and soul.

    My country is grappling the worst mayhem ever, and we are losing people like bowling pins. And what’s keeping me going is my faith in myself, and my loved ones. And cherishing each day as though there is no tomorrow. And living with kindness and love. All this while grieving loved ones who are crossing to the other side of the realm.

    I’m so happy to see you on #WW Liz. Thank you for adding value to my linky by joining in.

    Love and light, stay safe.

    • Liz says:

      You are very welcome and thanks for hosting it. I can’t fully stay away from the news but am restricting watching it a lot. I think your approach is a wise one πŸ€—πŸ˜Š

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