The only way to summarize this article properly is “harden the fuck up”. Everyone would benefit from reading this article.
In short, people have become less tolerant of opposing opinions. And their reactions to those opinions has become more emotional and outrageous.
It’s easier than ever to seek out and find information that already confirms your pre-existing beliefs or feelings
we tend to assume the worst about one another, turning people who disagree with us into caricatures or stereotypes who just infuriate us further.
the feeling that we deserve a better world that we’re not getting, that we are somehow better than the life that has been given to us.
Great post by Seth Godin on understanding others.
Really awesome post by Becoming Minimalist. Joshua tells a story about renting a Camaro while on a trip and getting a response from a gas station attendant that was unexpected. The article touches on why we do the things we do, is it to impress other people? It reminds me a lot of the Alan Watts book that I’m reading, The Wisdom of Insecurity.
– Joshua Becker