Look beneath the surface

I’m a skeptic. This is why I love researching. Media headlines, tweets, Instagram photos, those are all surface-level. They’re framed with a particular motive in mind.

But go a bit deeper, investigate, and you’ll uncover the reasoning. The stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius said it best in Meditations:

“Look beneath the surface. Let neither the peculiar quality of anything nor its value escape you.”

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