Media bias

In Why Religion Matters, Huston Smith argues for the importance of having and articulating a worldview. “Life’s problems press so heavily on us that we seldom take time to reflect on the way our unconscious attitudes and assumptions about the nature of things affect the way we perceive what is directly before us.”

Smith goes on to quote John Stuart Mill’s perceptive comment, “If it were not useful to know in what order of things, under what government of the universe it is our destiny to live, it is difficult to imagine what could be considered so, for whether a person is in a pleasant or unpleasant place, a palace or a prison, it cannot be otherwise than useful to him to know where he is.”

 

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