The social dilemma

All of us are aware of the divide that is growing between Democrats and Republicans.

It should be no surprise to discover that the partisan gap for political values is the widest it has been in 20 years.

The only way it seems to stand out is to sound a little louder, take a little bit more of an extreme view. And over time we create a chasm of Us versus Them.

To make it worst, we look at the other side and wonder how can someone be so blind. (I mean look at my news feed, it’s obvious what is going on here.)

The thing is, they are not seeing what you are seeing. That is by design. To show people what they want to steal attention is what social media giants do.

The fact is, fake news travels six times faster than the truth. Until we pick an axiom the discourse won’t have an opportunity to catch up.