Question, Reflect, Create. Repeat.

When you read a news article or have a conversation with another person about politics (or life in general), make a conscious effort to reflect on your own mental processes as you do so.

Are you passively consuming what others say? Or are you actively engaging with the presented material? If you already have an opinion on a situation, it’s easy to make statements. But are you also asking questions? In conversation, do you voice your questions and doubts, or only your opinions and agreements? And what kinds of questions are you asking, whether aloud or to yourself or even subconsciously? What kinds of statements are you making? Are you just trying to defend yourself or are you really searching for truth? And are you trying to figure out WHO is right or WHAT is right?

No single human being has a monopoly on truth. The only way to get to truth is to examine multiple perspectives. Trust yourself to be able to analyze and synthesize information. Consider the possibility that perhaps your unique understanding may actually help move humanity collectively closer to Truth. And through a more accurate understanding of Truth, perhaps we will one day find or create the way to Peace.

Do not wait passively for truth to be revealed to you. Seek out answers for yourself.
Do not wait passively for solutions to appear. Create them yourself.

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