We cannot function collaboratively without a shared common truth.
Truth, knowledge, and trust are imperative to building strong supportive communities. As I examine truth and justice, I explore our lived experiences and common history that unite and bring people together.
Politically and culturally the last several years have been tumultuous. The pandemic drastically altered how we view ourselves and our networks. In our continually changing surroundings, care and support for our families, friends, and community are essential. These networks of support form the very basis of our existence.
However, remaining focused on these important issues can be difficult because so many distracting factors and misinformation influence our daily lives. We are persistently faced with the very relevant question of validity. Discerning fact from propaganda is now more important than ever.
Deceptive information alters our understanding of the world and events around us. Certain media sources distort, omit, manipulate, or avoid reporting on particular news. Facts and fiction blend into a blur of information.
In addition, mass and social media offer an unending stream of diversions and distractions. The opportunity to face reality is lost if we are obsessed with consuming the latest and greatest fashion or gadgets, getting more likes on social platforms, or watching movies and entertainment to no end.