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What you read manipulate what you think or What you think manipulate what you read?

 

This morning while tapao the Penang famous Beach Street’s nasi lemak and walk pass the newspaper stall, which is daily practice as usual. Suddenly some thought strikes my mind when eyesight caught by the few newspapers headline wording.

What you read manipulate what you think?

or

What you think manipulate what you read?

Really, where the media’s freedom mostly restricted by the country’s rulers’ empowerment, the reading and thinking habit of the people might have changed. And yes, I am not only says about what published on the newspapers, same goes to published books, journal, articles, whatever information with both on/offline. What have been written manipulates some people’s thinking and also in the other hand there have some people giving thoughts for what have the article wrote.

For the older generation, where they have live for more than five decades in this great blue marble in the universe, certainly they have solidified experiences and mindset about life within them. What have in their mind have make them believe to have made them survived that far. It is hardly deny what they thought as they did able to get through all the hard day. And for younger generation, where they just passed about two to four decades of living, are having different mindset for sure, when comparing to the older and a younger generation than them.

20 years ago, when I’m still a noob little boy playing bak kuu lii on the sandy road, I believe papers media at that time are not that purpose-manipulated as today. Throughout the years evolving until now, the media influencing power have greatly leveraged through the growth of technology and internet. This had made the thinking behaviors changed.

For the very young generation that just reaching the social understanding stage, who just stepping into the working world or for those who still under the pampering education system from the country, how they able to think critically are, i’m afraid very limited. With the heavy influencing of social media networking, blogging networks, etc., information sharing behaviors is contagious, very contagious. Readers get the convenience to reach the informations in just a few fingers movement on keyboards. Their eyes are then flooded with overwhelming alphabets, words, and phrases..

Some questions are, would they able to process these information? Or they just merely able to do some surface reading and do not have time for further reading and understanding of each of the information they get?

The habit of “taking things for granted” might grow with them.

For some older generation, who are not used to live in today’s IT world, appears to have very firm knowledge within them. This is not applied to the younger generation who have the habit of “take things for granted”. Any information they want, are so easy to get elsewhere. Not like past old days where knowledges and informations were hardly reach them. However, there are still some younger generation people did able to get to be different from the majority.

More time have used to process readable information rather than understanding the information and knowledges.

Really, what you read manipulate what you think or what you think manipulate what you read?

As my personal advise is, for younger generation, read more and think more at the same time, there is no time for you to slow down the pace to let others judge you about the credibility of information and knowledge you have. The moment you’d get the feedback of your credibility, you might hardly reverse the perception from others have built on you.

Be wise, read more and think more.

Just some thought of mine =)


 




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Soon, IT will take over paper and mainstream media.at least here in our country. I believe, some main stream has ruin their credentials on their reliability of story. thx for manipulating.

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So younger generation should get themselves more awareness and consciousness =)



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So younger generation should get themselves more awareness and consciousness =)





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