Rule Ten for history might ruffle some feathers. Remember that perception is more important than reality. Before you report me as some doublespeak Big Brother agent, look at the current world we live in. The Age of Information never promised to be useful information, let alone accurate information. Social media is riddled with half-truths, pretenses, manipulated numbers, and flat out lies. This is to be expected, mainly when we accept that human beings are all emotional beings. And emotions can subdue logic often quickly and effortlessly. If you want to believe an election was stolen, you will. But one does not have to go far in history to see events veiled in fabrication that swayed public opinion. There are almost no cases in which the United States has been to War that hasn't been more fiction than fact. Whether you choose to believe in systemic racism or the presence of "weapons of mass destruction," history does not bother with these things.
So, if we can manipulate the outcomes of our future, can we predict what happens next?
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