In western society there is so much information available that we need to make sure we won't be overwhelmed by it. Although it is a good thing to be well-informed and to gather enough information to make a decision about something, don't overdo it. If we try to synthesize to many ideas at once we end up with a hodgepodge of half-cooked convictions the internet is prolific at, and before we know it we're wrapped up in shady conspiracy theories and pseudo-academic nonsense. So let's keep our common sense and let us not just believe everything that is thrown at us.
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