Have you ever gotten to a point in your life where you want to know anything and everything about anything or any subject or topic through any medium for no particular reason??! Well, maybe for some reason… even if minute. We just have this hunger about things that interests us and we dig and dig for information in all forms but through reading especially. And study, they say, never ends! This is because we keep finding topics seemingly worthy of our attention and so we go from one area to another and on and on till too much studying wearies the body.
Many of us find ourselves in this situation and we can’t quite say if it is out of curiosity, boredom or thirst for knowledge. Often times in this quest we often land ourselves in rabbit holes that leads to the deep and we keep on burrowing and burrowing until we almost reach the center of the earth only to find that where we are is just beneath the surface of the earth! Lol!
Now, does search for knowledge about something lead to confusion about that thing or it further enlightens us? I believe this is greatly determined by our approach to researches that catches our attention and our overall focus. Knowledge about something is built like a puzzle and fitted one after each other till you get the whole picture– the information you seek. This is why I think it is necessary to help suggest these few tips on research and how to find what you are looking for without the baggage that comes with curiosity.
Be Skeptical and Always Verify
The first place to visit for information for most people is the internet. However ,a lot of things there are just baby’s babble. So, when you go online to research, you need to be skeptical of what you are finding, where exactly you are finding it, and who really it is coming from. Reputable websites will be honest but there are several other websites that are not trustworthy. It is important to try to stick to sources with reputations for quality, and if something seems fishy, it most probably is. You should verify the truth of something to your satisfaction. Remember: social media is a hive for misinformation and should be approached with caution.
To be continued…