Comment on Us vs Them: A Masked Society by Jessie Donati

I really liked this post! I agree that social media causes people to take a side. By constantly being reaffirmed by like-minded individuals, we perpetuate our own beliefs and block out anyone that disagrees with us. Especially in politics, people are completely unwilling to listen to someone else with a different opinion. We view those that oppose our views as wrong even though there is no right and wrong, only different. Maybe we’re all not so different after all, and if we listen to those with different opinions than us, we might just learn a thing or two and expand our world view. This closed-minded, us-vs.-them mentality does nothing but promote animosity and halt progress and understanding.

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