In this regular Sunday post, I welcome discussion of traditional proverbs and sayings, their metaphorical layers and the many different interpretations found within their succinct words.
Not only do they have an ability to transcend race, religion, opinions and age, they may also impart knowledge; a knowledge that is passed to us in much the same way relay runners might pass a baton. Once it’s handed over, it is up to us to interpret it how we see fit and how we pass it on.
Caution minimizes loss
– Filipino proverb
Fake news has been systemic for several years now, and the pandemic has seen masses of digital misinformation, from conspiracy theories to suggestions that only old people are affected. Social media is one of the usual protoganists.
So it begs the question:
Will history books be the only truth-tellers of our time?
I think we risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of ignorance.”-Reuben Blades
The great enemy of communication… is the illusion of it.— William H. Whyte
Where do you get your information from and how is it communicated?
Do you know much about the people behind the company who conveys your news? Their agenda or background?
Who do you believe? And Why?
How do you verify your news is not fake news?
You are welcome to join in the discussion. All comments are welcome.