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Control of inputs

Colin Campbell
by Colin Campbell on 20/03/20 18:00

Now, more than ever is the time to control your input.

If I were you I would start by reading Factfulness by Hans Rosling

It gives you the ability to try to divert useless information and harness the useful stuff. 

If you read this blog, you’ll know my stance on social media and it’s been that way for a long time but in the last few days, from what I have been told, all my fears have been realised.

There have already been billions and billions of mentions of COVID-19 or Coronavirus on social media and now, mostly due to misinformation and fear and panic that things are at a fever pitch on that medium.

You don’t have to go there for your information.

There are hundreds and hundreds of places where there is valuable and valid information which will allow you to take a sensible view and sensible approach of the way that things are going.

Do not react to every email and certainly don’t react to everything that your children say when they hear something from someone at school.

There are other strategies you can adopt to, say hello to people that you walk past in the street, they are terrified, in the same way you are terrified. Everyone has the knot in their stomach. 

 Remember though that your reaction will fuel the reaction of a dozen others and so, much more virulent and much more destructive than the Virus itself, is the virus of fear and panic. 

Why not start with this, it’s called information is beautiful ,click on the Coronavirus data pack. It's updated every few days, that is data that’s not siphoned by the media and certainly not siphoned by social media.

Looking after each other and being kind to each other is, in large part about not spreading panic.

See you tomorrow, we'll be here again.

 

Blog Post Number - 2312

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