How to make Carl Sagan (and most importantly yourself) proud:
— Train yourself with the art of baloney detection aka work that skepticism.
— That way you know what to put in your brain and what is useless to it.
— Reading books now becomes 100X more useful than if you were taking in just any kind of information.
— Feed your brain valuable data, arm your mind with the right tools to battle the tricksters.
Warning: This may cause a disruption in the status quo as well as constant refusals to obey authority when authority does not make sense.
P.S. Doesn’t matter in what form or media you acquire said valuable information so long as you know the difference between useless and usefulness.