When you are stuck in a dilemma and don’t know what to do, who do you turn to for advice? You probably have your own mental list of people to ask: your significant other, your closest friends, your older siblings, your wise parents, your paid psychiatrist.
Now, why is it that you have a whole list of people to ask, instead of just one other person?
The answer is, you probably want to hear other peoples’ opinions and perspectives on your situation. Whatever the intentions, asking for others’ advice brings you a set of different opinions on the same topic.
This does not only apply to dilemmas. Blogs are kept by those who want to provide you a look into their opinions. Forums were made so that people can collaborate and bring their different ideas to the table. Nonfiction books are written so that readers can “pick the brains” of the authors and gather insight from their experiences.
We gain greatly from different perspectives provided by multiple sources. You want to be able to look at your dilemma from every single angle, providing you a more comprehensive understanding of your possible choices and allowing you to make the best informed decision based on all the opinions you have gathered in your search for others’ advice.
Perhaps the greatest gain we can attain is from news. News outlets can all cover the same story, but different news channels can tell us different things: varying information, multiple sources, conflicting angles. If we could consume news by going through every single news channel and gathering every single piece of news opinion, we just might have on hand the greatest resource of all. With this amount of data from researching important news, we can perhaps begin to solve the biggest dilemmas that not only affect both you and me, but all of mankind. Though it may be an impossible task to gather each and every single piece of information, the more we can gather, the bigger our pot of knowledge. With a bigger pot of knowledge, we can more easily weigh one view against another and make informed opinions on matters that affect the human experience. Whether you do anything with these opinions is up to you.
As Benjamin Franklin says, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
What’s your thought on a multi source news app that aggregates the different perspectives on developing stories?