Without imagination

Scott McCloud points out in his brilliant book, Understanding Comics, that all the action happens in between the panels.

Social media works the same way.

All we see is a glimpse, one point of view, and nothing in between. That space is left for our imagination.

Which isn’t a bad thing except when we let our fears and biases in the driver’s seat. Anxiety kicks in and we automatically go to the worst-case scenario.

Our imagination struggles to see other points of view different from ours because…

We fear what we can’t imagine.