My Thoughts on Information Age

With the advancements in the Information Age, the thing it sought to liberate originally – Information, is also being blurred.

While it is easier to acquire new skills and knowledge, so-called gurus and fake teachers are also increasing.

While it is easier to get updated news coverage, it has also created an avenue for fake and maliciously fabricated news.

No longer could one just rely on any single platform for 100% accurate news or information without any hidden agendas or biases.

We cannot even trust our news feeds on our social media walls, as there are algorithm to throw at us things that may influence or build upon our biases for government or corporation’s benefits.

I fear for the future as all these are just encouraging mistrust amongst people. Mistrust would breed skeptism and create inefficiencies in the entire population.

The future is indeed worrying, and being the optimist that I always try to be, I can only pray and hope for responsible and honorable people to be in top positions in a country and in corporations.

With these thoughts in mind, I hope that any further advancements will truly bring people together instead of apart. And while it is impractical to rely on hope only, in some situations, it is the only thing that is left to hold on to.

Praying for the World, especially for Amazon rainforest, United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, China and even Singapore. I pray not for myself for my kids’ futures and their kids’ futures.

#randomblabbering

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Consistency

A simple word but such a hard thing to follow through in reality for so many of us.

If we were consistent, we would have built up a strong habit. If we were consistent, we have the potential to achieve so much more, especially on things we are focusing on.

Take writing this blog as an example. You can see from the dates of my published posts that I don’t have a set regularity to my posts. I write and post whenever the inspiration comes.

While the reason for doing that (irregular posting) is based on being authentic, we can also train ourselves to be more creative under pressure, ie. to write in regular intervals. The key is that despite that, the writing can still be authentic.

But it will take consistent practice and repetitions to master it.

So why don’t I write consistently?

Maybe it is because this is just a side project for me, and I have other things that I put my focus into.

No one can judge what we want to focus on. Until the day I want to improve on the regularity of my writing, which takes honest planning and time management, I can only say that the lack of consistency is a personal decision.

The “secrets of life” are simple.

Goal + Passion + Consistency of Work + Honest Self-Review of Progress & Redirection (whenever necessary) = Success