The internet polarizes us, emphasizing both our similarities and differences
We vary in how many of our concepts and opinions overlap, sometimes it's more, sometimes it's less,
but no matter how similar we are to each other, there will always be some topic where we end up with a diametrically different view.
Because we are unable to comprehend how the other person's view formed, we will perceive the other person as illogical, irrational, and nonsensical, from the point of view of our own knowledge, experience and deduction.
On the internet, people are far more open with their opinions, which empowers this effect.
I will repeat my old view here, some people speak in an conceptually different language and will not understand each other, the other people will understand each other to a varying degree.
It's a tricky act of balancing to disagree on some things (sometimes to the level that the other person seems completely idiotic to us) yet work together on other things following a common goal.
Just some thoughts to ponder.
My personal main goal is to stimulate people to think more, analyze more, to be more meta. I care less about specific opinions, and more about the process of thinking by itself. If I can influence anyone to be more curious and thoughtful of the world, I already fulfilled my main goal.
4 years, 10 months ago
24 Aug 2014 10:18 CEST