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[–]Mnemonic 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (7 children)

That's just how it works, truth isn't good enough for media only 'triumphs' are celebrated and mistakes not even forgotten but never mentioned.

People usually rather have the truth, like if one makes a mistake recognizing it makes the change bigger that I don't do it again, when I get away with it I might calculate those odds into my 'gameplan' and that changes the game of life drastically.

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (6 children)

Very accurate assessment, I think. People living in bubbles think the world works differently than it does.

[–]Mnemonic 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (5 children)

Not only the bubbles but admitting when things go wrong. Admitting that is a victory and learning moment, we just don't get that in warzones under the banner of troopmoral or fear of negative perception.

Criticism can be constructive for the overall picture but it's put away because it smells too much as faillure.

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (4 children)

That's a good point. But I think denial of the truth is also a luxury of excess in a way, and at some point of compounding the suffering through denial, it becomes so obviously counter-productive that truth can no longer be ignored. Unless there is no 'downfall' and someone is in a permanent bubble because that have ridiculously excessive resources, like a billionaire, or a film mogul.

[–]Mnemonic 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (3 children)

Bubbles are hard to breach, especially when people die... As an individual it can easily perceived to be a 'dick move' to ask questions and the media is more and more trying to 'talk' to people on a personal level instead of trying to give a honest report of what happened and let people think for themselves how they feel about it. This is how the bubbles are maintained even without 'facebooks smart algorithms'.

But hey, Internet is here to share sources and hopefully get a more objective media. Bubbles can be burst.

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (2 children)

The internet is like a giant blender of the world's information, good and bad. It takes an observant person to stay focused on what matters because there are so many distractions. But at the same time billions of people are being exposed to way more info than ever before in world history. It's certain to have consequences, and burst more than a few bubbles.

[–]Mnemonic 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

It takes an observant person to stay focused on what matters because there are so many distractions.

Yes, people themselves also have a more active part in 'media-absorption' than just take it. Even if you have a reliable source, the info itself can be tainted.

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Very true. Digesting media has to be an active process, not a passive one.