“They eat the food of wickedness and drink the wine of violence!” Proverbs 4:17
Your “inputs” matter.
The information you consume influences your thinking, which influences everything else.
This is the media you consume, the people you socialize with, or even the information you choose to “recycle” in your own head. This is the “food” you eat and the “wine” you drink.
You can only expect to come out what you put in.
Peace of mind doesn’t come from time on social media.
Positivity doesn’t come from socializing with pessimists.
It’s so obvious, yet easy to ignore. Addressing only the symptom, not seeing the persuasion effect of all the inputs we are subjected to that led up to it. The evil people Solomon spoke of didn’t just wake up evil one day, they continually “ate the food of wickedness, and drank the wine of violence.”
This focuses on the negative aspect of our daily inputs, but the same works in reverse. Positive inputs can change your thinking as well, just as negative can.
“Guard your heart above all else, for out of it flows the course of your life.” Proverbs 4:23