Making sense in a complex world

The world is a complex place, so many things going on, so much information. How to make sense of it all? As a freelance home worker, I get much of my information from what I read, hear and see on the internet.

It’s often a job to know what is real and what is ‘fake news’ when governments actively deceive people through fake social media accounts. My watchword is to confirm information by crossing multiple sources before commenting.

The other danger is to seek only the contacts and information that coincide with one’s own world view. Is it justified to have a view based even on poor information rather than have no view at all.

The essence is to exchange with others, although there are some with whom our views will never coincide. My heritage has taught me to be thankful for the welcoming arms of another country in time of need.

My writing focuses on politics, but there is so much that is newsworthy that affects us directly. Political action should be supported when used to shape a more open, inclusive and prosperous world and rebuked when it is heinous, violent, racist and divisive.

Wordenvie is the desire (l’envie) to celebrate the word and life (la vie)

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