Analysis of media issues, politics and current events.
Funny thoughts. A few observations. A lot of thinking. As a media strategist and marketing guy that’s what I do for a living. Might as well chew on some of those ideas in public. Promise to chew with my mouth closed.
This blog is to look at the concepts and ideas and thinking behind issues and current events and human issues. Not a ” I-hate-those-guys” bitchfest. Here we chew on the ideas or meaning behind events or beliefs.
If you can’t think or aren’t open to examining ideas you don’t already believe or easily offended by the idea of something, this blog is not for you.
If that’s the case, then go home and hug your ideological teddy bear and rest easy in the comfort and security knowing you are safe from the threat of possibility learning something that might challenge your belief system or your tenuous grasp of how you see the world.
In life, true respect is earned not given. In the same manner, truth is rarely and automatically knowable; it’s proven – often revealed by testing ideas, beliefs and conventional wisdom. Ideas, beliefs and conventional wisdom are often just place markers solutions while waiting for the real truth to arrive.
That’s why it’s important to test ideas. Ask the question that people are hesitant to ask. See a closed door and ask what’s behind it. Ask why.
Sometimes on the blog I ask the question, even about beliefs and ideas I don’t share or hold simply as devil advocate in order to try to make people challenge their own views. That’s either how our ideas and beliefs get stronger because they are tested, or better because we find something better.
Talking points and pejoratives are not welcomed. Using talking points are like getting the answers to the test from someone else’s test paper. You didn’t have to do the work or even know how to come up with the answer you’re giving. Not to mention, it’s intellectual cheating.
You’re invited and encouraged to comment. Just show you did your homework in giving your answer and you know how to do the math in explaining your own ideas and beliefs. When you do that (especially when you do it well) you help me to challenge my own ideas, too.