Now that we’ve discussed the two sources of information (Knowledge & Ideas), it will be nice to discuss briefly the two sides of information since what we’re informed about distinguishes us from the crowd.
What are the two sides of information? Information can be either positive or negative.
First, let’s look at Positive Information. Positive information is any form of knowledge or idea that comes to you with the aim of making a better man out of you. This type of information makes you a better person and puts you in a class of respect in the society as it does not only build you but also has a positive impact on your environment.
Positive information is what gave birth to salvation, electricity, cars, airplanes, telephones, television, radio, drugs, conferences, schools, and many more.
The second side of information is what I call, Negative Information. Unlike the positive information, the essence of this is to destroy those who come in contact with it or cause pain to their environment. This is where stealing, killing, cultism, rape, looting of community/national funds, corruption, bribery, war and the likes come in. The list can’t be exhausted. This type of information mostly bring those who possess them to a class of shame.
Remember we said information in itself is like a SLEEPLING GIANT until it’s being acted upon. Which means you must have come across both positive and negative forms of information, but the ones you choose to act upon becomes your reality.
Although the positive & negative forms of information can be mixed together to achieve certain results but this we will discuss in a different post.
The question therefore is, what body of information do you often open up yourself to? And what are you doing with the positive information at your disposal?