Why do I rag on Elon Musk and bigger-than-biggies? Partly Hitchhiker’s Guide, Partly Carl Sagan and I could name others that taught me some skepticism, but a particularly shout out to:
David Horowitz who made Fight Back!, a show that taught me as a kid how to be a “smart shopper”, skeptical of corporations and industrialists and public relations departments, how to look for flaws in products, scams hiding in ad copy and “what’s too good to be true probably is and how”.
My default position is arms crossed, “prove it to me” when I feel as if someone is “selling me something”, to test and test and test again. I’m far far far less motivated by politics than I am as being “a consumer”. And who is on the opposites side of consumers? Sales. What they selling to me now?