The power of words written on paper are often underestimated. Its good to read and absorb information but at the same time one should filter out useful from destructive information. The media has a lot of power by manipulating us when we read or hear their news. Building your own opinion based on what you read means that you are speaking through someone else’s mind. Gather as much information as possible and then make up your own mind based on your experiences and believes. Your mind is a sponge, but it should only absorb pure water.