controlled is an interesting point. There are many ways to control messages of media. Movements for example; when people are enthusiastic about a topic, they will mimic the talking points of the leaders of the movement and believe them to be their own opinions.

controlled is an interesting point. There are many ways to control messages of media. Movements for example; when people are enthusiastic about a topic, they will mimic the talking points of the leaders of the movement and believe them to be their own opinions.

 I’ve done things to mitigate this a little; knowing I can’t remove it nor should I — in April 2013, I decided to stop watching movies and TV. Just for a few months. 9 years went by.
I’ve seen about 9-10 movies (I just tracked them down today for another discussion online and can give a list) in that time period, and I only watch TV with other people on occasion, and Dr Who the rare times there’s an episode.
I’m not AGAINST TV and movies; it was just a personal challenge to ‘clear my head’ as much as I could; focusing on non-fiction as much as such a thing exists.
I’d already done that with fiction reading; last fiction book I read was something about the Catholic church and Opus Dei and conspiracy – it had really short chapters and was a popular read at the time; they made a movie with a famous person.
Yet, I like hearing ABOUT stories from people who enjoyed them; I like hearing stories from their points of view, with people I can engage with in 2 way communication
 I don’t think I’ve really gained any insight in NOT watching the “rise of the streamers” and netflix series; but it did free up time.
People would look at me sideways because I _wasn’t_ watching the latest great show or movie but I know eventually I probably will.
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