Issue 14: Small Ideas That Change How You Think.

The last few sunny days I’ve been spending a lot of time in the back garden. It has been a pleasure to be able to neglect college work in this manner, however, every time I saw a bee I couldn’t help but think – will that bee fly into my ear and penetrate my brain, hence, killing me? For all of those who know the Black Mirror episode (Wikepedia citation, because I can)I’m talking about, I can’t help but think of those human-killing-tech-bees every time I see a bee nowadays.

Why I mention this is because how can one Black Mirror episode which I watched about three years ago fundamentally alter my perception of bees? This is amazing? Not only do I have to worry about them stinging me, I also have to wonder if today is today the day I’m hunted by some bee-controller? I love bees don’t get me wrong, but the day some tech company starts ‘saving the world’ with tech-bees, is the day I fill my ears with cement. I’ll just learn sign language. 

Amazing how a small idea in a TV Show can change your mind about something. I wonder, what other small ideas have I seen or heard of that have altered my thoughts about certain things, situations, or outcomes? I find it hard to answer this right now, but I think being a bit more mindful of this might be useful. Is what I’m consuming changing my mind for the better or worse? 

I’m going to leave this unanswered question here for you, if you have any small ideas that came to your mind while reading this please let me know, and if you have no clue about the tech-bees I’m talking about, do yourself a favour and watch the Black Mirror episode called ‘Hated in the Nation’, you’ll be amazed that such things may exist in the future. #savethebees

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