This is now my third attempt to create a website for hosting my personal thoughts and opinions. After trying out several options such as Blogger and Micro.blog, I decided to build my own site, allowing me to have complete control of the design. The basis of this site is the Jekyll whiteglass theme and it is currently hosted on Gitlab, who I highly recommended if you’re any kind of developer.
For my first post, I am sharing this quote from Walter Kotschnig on the importance of keeping an open mind, especially when governments, corporations or other special interests maybe involved.
Let us keep our minds open by all means, as long as that means keeping our sense of perspective and seeking an understanding of the forces which mould the world. But don’t keep your minds so open that your brains fall out. There are still things in this world which are true and things which are false; acts which are right and acts which are wrong, even if there are statesmen who hide their designs under the cloak of high-sounding phrases.
Walter Kotschnig (1940)
In the current world, it is more important than ever for people to step back and follow the old adage “Believe nothing you hear, and only half that you see”. When it comes material found on the Internet, this is a very good starting assumption. That being said, most of us don’t have the time to research all the facts presented and validate them for ourselves. In the absence of this, keep an open mind and at least listen when faced with an opposing opinion. Perhaps you may even learn something.
Take care, and thanks for reading.