Over the past few years, I’ve noticed in the political and cultural realm that many people are accused of being conspiracy theorists. Sometimes it’s true, but from what I’ve seen, it seems most of the time, it’s used by people who want to shut up others who don’t agree with their worldview.
Historically, I’ve read that some conspiracy theories turned out to be true and factual, while others didn’t.
It’s good to do your own research on any news stories you find interesting but maybe question the veracity of their content. Critical thinking, an open mind, and objectiveness help in looking into any story that comes about in the news world.
But there is a dark side to going “down the rabbit hole” when digging into news stories and conspiracy theories associated with them.
I’ve seen people and even some friends who dig so deeply into those conspiracies, they can’t escape the ditch they’ve climbed into and end up being buried, their sanity shaken to the point of becoming chaotic and full of despair.
It can feel like a tightrope, where you can fall off on either side–one of total cognitive dissonance on anything put forth that is questioned by some, and the other, believing every oddity regarding a conspiracy theory on whatever news story.
Moderation and not allowing such stories to overtake your life, mentally and spiritually are of utmost importance.
Remember that these stories aren’t paramount to your survival on this planet. Rather, I believe, your health, your relationships with others, love of God and His creation (if you are a believer)–the last being the pinnacle of your existence–should be what you meditate upon daily and what matters in your life.
Keep a safe distance from getting overly emotional about certain serious news stories around the world, and turn to God in prayer. It is in my experience that this always gives comfort and peace to one’s soul.
With that all said, I believe one can question certain news stories and research them while keeping your mental and spiritual state in balance.
Case in point. My experiences.
I may question certain historical news stories revolving around wars and our national security, but that doesn’t mean I believe in:
- a flat Earth
- Lizard people
- Sandy Hook being a hoax
- COVID-19 vaccine is the mark of the beast
Just to name a few.
I think there is this mistaken belief by some that if you question a story our government gives, then you’re some kind of conspiracy nut. Last time I checked, all citizens are to question their government regularly. It’s part of being a responsible American in this country.
In closing, let’s not argue with each other and keep ourselves balanced in this chaotic world. It’s paramount to our sanity and survival.