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Most of us are moderate and get along, but the media divides us and makes us angry

By Patrick follow Patrick   2020 Jun 27, 6:21pm 52 views   1 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23612950

one thing I want to say is that I don't hate you. I don't even dislike you. I feel like the media and social media are making it feel like we all hate each other for tiny differences in our worldviews. I've come to believe that those spaces are dominated by the most entrenched, vocal, spiteful people. If you care about equality and altruism in your heart, I'm with you. And I bet a lot more people are with you than you think.


Anger gives us a spike of dopamine. The people involved in this industry are selling you that dopamine hit. They aren't required to believe anything they say. A large percentage of the people in media were educated at the finest universities on the planet. I think it's silly to believe they're so foolish they can't see that what they are spewing right now is exactly counter to what they were spewing 5 seconds ago.


Social/political climates and the "cancel culture" always has something to target. If you look, at any given time, this is something that has been going on since we could communicate in a public sphere. There has always been and always will be a tension in the public conversation. I wouldn't say "cusp of actual war" though. There are many people however who are hoping and actively counting on you thinking that though.

I would argue, however, that all of this has been severely amplified due to social media and the current crisis of the news industries. We have to at least consider who is literally banking on your getting your attention - hijacking the fight-or-flight part of your brain is part of that equation.


My favorite blog was also shut down this morning by the cancel police (same blog as you). Reach out if you need someone to chat to!


I recommend detoxing on the FB poison. It's not real life. It's all pretend.

That shit is basically guaranteed to make you feel worse about yourself. <3

Take care of yourself so you can take care of your kids!
1   BayArea   ignore (1)   2020 Jun 27, 7:08pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Good points

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