June 25, 2010 1:09am CST
Nowadays, some people tend to believe that due to the tremendous number of sources of information and news.It is becoming more and more difficult to believe whom to believe and who is telling the truth.I agree with this statement for certain reasons. It is hard to know whom to believe and who is telling the truth when there are lots of contradicting or overlapping pieces of information.In addition,four major factors certainly contribute to the puzzle,which one shall stay alert with and take into account before any decisions could be safely reached. First,the story tellers could benefit from giving either an accurate account or indeed misleading information,with or without the listener's awareness.For example,in a shop,the sales assistant would function as the source of information.But one shall keep it in mind that if the information released leads to a sale,they would possible get commissions. Second,where the story tellers got their information also matters a lot in decideing whom to believe.Only information coming from first hand and being ready to be verified makes sense in one's decision-making.For example,if the info has been passed on from someone else,it might have been tainted along the way,being appended with changes and embellishments.Be it intentionally of accidentally,drastic changes could take place on the original content. Third,people always need to stay alert with the face that only one source of info ofen comes with bias,because an individual's opinion doesn't always depict the whole picture precisely. Lastly,though it may sound odd at first glance,the sources of information,no matter how much people may rely on,could be someone making stories up,causing troubles for no reasons or simply for his own amusement. Therefore,many sources of news and information could make a trust hard to give.