Validate Your Facts

Be responsible and do your own research


4/17/20232 min read

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In today's information age, we have access to vast amounts of information through various sources. While this can be a great thing, it's also important to recognize that not all information is created equal.

One of the most important things I've learned on my journey to create better content is to always validate my facts.

It's crucial to take a critical approach to any information we receive, whether it's from the internet, news outlets, or our favorite bloggers and YouTubers.

It's important to keep in mind that just because someone has a large following or is considered an expert in a particular field, it doesn't mean that everything they say or recommend is 100% accurate.

One example of this is Skillshare.

Many big YouTubers recommend this platform, but it's important to note that they are often sponsored and paid for each referral. While Skillshare may have some benefits, it's essential to consider whether it provides more value than what you can find for free on platforms like YouTube.

Another example is Bluehost, a web hosting service that many bloggers and YouTubers recommend.

While Bluehost may offer some benefits, it's important to recognize that these recommendations may be influenced by the high commission rates paid to affiliates rather than the actual quality of the service.

It's important to understand that this doesn't mean that all YouTubers or bloggers are dishonest or trying to mislead their audience. It's essential to recognize that they may need to make money from their content, and that's understandable.

However, as consumers of information, it's our responsibility to take a critical approach and validate any information we receive.

This is what's known as critical thinking. It involves questioning assumptions, analyzing information, and evaluating evidence to arrive at well-reasoned conclusions.

By adopting a critical thinking approach, we can avoid falling victim to misinformation and ensure that we make well-informed decisions.

In conclusion, always validate your facts, and don't assume that everything you hear or read is accurate.

It's essential to take a critical approach to any information you receive and apply critical thinking skills to evaluate the evidence and arrive at informed conclusions.

See you next time.