We're better together.
2018 was divisive.
As we embark into unknown territory, it's not surprising that we as individuals face a very new kind of evolutionary challenge. Because while the outer shifts in our way of life get all the attention, our inner lives--our mental well-being--is getting the brunt of it.
It's as if the universe is pressing down on the accelerator and we're being pushed through some new portal.
Point is, it's uncomfortable. It's pscyhologcially challenging. And as rising rates of depression, anxiety, and loneliness suggest (as well as recent high profile suicides) it's time that we started to have a different kind of dialogue
the need for human connection has never been greater. Thanks to technology, algorithm-enabled echo chambers, and the
Some of us bemoan the rise of "political correctness" and note that inhibits free speech. Others of us c
We either can't speak our mind. Freedom of speech is something America claims to stand for, and yet our discourse has gone into the gutter. Both sides villify each other,
It's confusing for lots of reasons.
For one, we're flooded with so much information it's hard to know what's true. Credibility of our trusted institiutions has declined. Large swaths of our society distrust the academics, the government
It seems we're living in a credibility gap that's currently filled with tons of information that we're having a hard time sifting through.
In large part because of this credibility gap, people are shutting off from the noise. They're seeking sanity by closing themselves off from the broader world and focusing elsewhere. It shouldn't be surprising then that there's been a democratization of influence underway for sometime.
But as influence has moved from trusted institutions to individuals, we've seen the rise social media narcissism and false fronts fill our digital lives.
All this begs the question of how we navigate through this tumultuous time in human history.