Lunar robot. Wrong funerals. What is “News”?

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It seems that the Chinese lunar robot proclaimed “dead” recently, is not dead after all… (1, 2)

But who declared it dead in the first place?

How do the people who make the news learn about the… news?

Journalists have stopped bothering to go at the source of the events to learn about the events. They just listen to someone else who says something about the events. Learn the news only from the people who make them.

You may think that this is impossible. And it is. But only if you care about news from people who are too far away from you to affect you.

The level of analysis is determined by us.

We decide what is “news” and what is irrelevant.

When we start caring about the irrelevant, then we end up caring about the… irrelevant! Care about your home. Love the ones close to you. Leave others be. And no, learning about the new iPhone or the stock of Facebook will not make you happier. Learn your own ecosystem. Focus on the important things. And you will always KNOW THE “NEWS”!

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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