Navigating a Post-Truth World

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So how do we navigate this post-truth era?

My personal guidelines are still emergent, but here’s what I’ve got so far:

  • Exercise critical thinking on a regular basis, especially where a profit motive is in play. Follow the money.
  • Use discernment (taking information from heart and gut as well as head) to figure out what seems true, but be open to reconsidering as and when further information emerges.
  • Consider the consequences of this belief versus that belief — who and what will be impacted, and in what ways?
  • Remember that being right never won an argument. Questions are more persuasive than dogma.
  • Opposing views will probably both be partly wrong, and partly right — the truth usually lies somewhere in between, and is more complicated than we would like.

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Roz Savage

Roz Savage

Former management consultant who stepped out of the ordinary to row oceans solo. Currently writing and podcasting at www.rozsavage.com