Technology gives a voice to the extremes. Have you been on Social Media lately? It can be scary.
Alt Right. Far Left. Anti-Hilary. Never Trump. Socialism is evil. Capitalism is evil.
Body positivity. Body shaming. Lad culture. Slut shaming. Carnivores murder animals. Vegans are whimps.
That show you like sucks. You favorite bands suck. You suck.
I’ll say again – Technology gives a voice to the extremes. Technology has created echo chambers for those extreme voices making them louder. So instead of creating a filter, people have been taught to speak your mind no matter how it affects others or how hurtful it might be.
But, Life isn’t a Reality Show. In order to grow, become a better person, we need to stop living in the extremes and converse with people who aren’t like you. Maybe even disagree with you.
Instead of hating on the person who has a different opinion than you, why not instead find out why they think that? Instead of thinking the opposition is the enemy, learn their story, find out about them as people.
You’d be surprised that even though we may try to act extreme, we have more in common with each other than not.