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The Lost Art of Looking – Observation

The Lost Art of Looking – Observation

Observation - Looking - A Lost Art

The majority of people just don’t look.

This is a bit of a rant. 

I know way too many people that will only ‘see’ things through the filter of the media.  Whatever science the media claims to be so, then that is so, no matter what they see in from of them. 

I’ve noticed this quite dramatically over the last three years.  A friend’s daughter who I chat with from time to time is fourteen years old.  She is in a public high school and gets ostracized from groups because she actually observes things.  She says to me “People just don’t look!”  She does find it a bit tough but she refuses to compromise with what she sees in front of her.

Like a doctor friend of mine that for most of his career was constantly being investigated by the Ontario College of Physicians.  He would not randomly give out drugs. He had stacks of books in his office on healthy ways to solve medical problems.  Big Pharma, I’m sure hated him for this.  And believe it or not they control, at least partially, the ‘Health’ government entities.  Like the CDC and FDA in the United States and Health Canada. 

I’m pretty sure that there was no one at some pharmaceutical company sitting there specifically saying “We gotta get this doctor!”  But the people in Health Canada and the FDA and the like that get supported or get bonuses from Big Pharma are supported and get bonuses because they target people like my doctor friend. 

This was taken to the extreme over the last few years.  If any doctor had a cure or suggested alternatives or even questioned the position put forward by politicians and Big Pharma, they were immediately censured.  And censored.  And these attacks, cowed others so that they would fall in line. 

When a politician cites ‘everybody knows’ and I know dozens of people that disagree with what that politician is stating, then we have a  problem.  The problem is that way too many people listen to what that politician is saying instead of observing for themselves what is going on around them. 

If one has a different opinion or even better, that person does some research or looks around to see if something is true or not, if they, in any way question what the leading politicians or media says, they are slammed, one and all, as being ‘anti-science’.

One size does not fit all. 

One cannot generalize.

There are knowledgable doctors and learned scientists that disagree with much of what is put forth currently by politicians, the media and Big Pharma. 

Climate Change

Vaccines - Viruses

War - Russia - Ukraine - USA

Don’t question any of these things. 

Common knowledge in a troubled marriage: “there are two sides to every story.” 

But, again, people don’t want to look.

I think, sometimes, that this has a lot to do with our education system.  Dumbing us down.  Growing up I was astounded as to how well read my father and his generation were.  And now I’m astounded as to how well read my generation are compared to the current generation.  It is so easy to con people that don’t know history. 

There is a great book on this called Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto.  A fairly short read.  And brilliant.    

There is a quote attributed to Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha), I’m pretty sure this is not exactly what he said:

“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”

But to do this, you have to look.  Sometimes, as silly as it seems, one has to practice looking.  Something as simple as going for a walk, talking to someone new.  Get away from newsfeeds and the like.  It’s refreshing.  One finds out how wonderful people are. 

The Art of Looking.

If you would like to do some proper research in spite of what your 'friends' might say, here is some good reference material.  List of books/authors

Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto

Inconvenient Facts by Gregory Wrightstone

Dissolving Illusions by Suzanne Humphries, MD

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