The SOPA censorship piece of legislation which looks to threaten the free exchange of internet information has given me pause. I literally 'live' online. And I have often quipped that the internet was created just for me. I use it. I love it. I appreciate it.
And the idea of not being able to get what I want when I want from wherever I want is not a prospect I relish. But above and beyond any so-called Big Brother politics, I started thinking about the whole concept of censorship... and how and when it applies.
Turns out I intend to do a great deal of it myself.... within my own thought. I realized that far too often I allow unhealthy and perhaps even inaccurate ideas to enjoy free reign in my consciousness. These should be censored. Thoughts that would cause me to harbor unfounded ill-will towards my fellow man or myself must not be tolerated, lest they breed and wreak havoc on my personal relationships and business dealings.
So I intend to be responsibly vigilant and alert to that which would seek to undermine my reason and wellbeing. I owe it to myself and everyone I know. Perhaps if more of us did the same there would be less call for outside intervention?
with wishes for a clear conscience...