I don’t think you are adding to the cacophony at all. This is a very thoughtful and articulate essay that offer some decent insights into the problem of our social media echo chamber. I think you summed it up very well, and the reasonableness of the back-and-forth in the comments gives me hope that there is the opportunity for true discussion and that at least some people are willing to have a dialogue rather than just shout into their megaphone.
I think part of the problem is the pressure of time. We seem to be unwilling to devote enough time to serious thinking and discussion. Most of the exchanges I see on facebook and twitter are like that old saying about the Platte River: a mile wide and an inch deep.
We’ve lost the ability to explore the complexity of an issue. Everything seems be be “either/or” “bad/good” People know that they disagree, but they dont really understand what core of the disagreement is. It’s faster and easier to just assume the worst about whomever we disagree with than to explore the disagreement….
I enjoy reading your posts on Medium. They make me think. this post got me to thinking that we’ve all lived in different kinds of bubble our entire lives. The secret must be to first be aware of it and second to realize that bubble are malleable and permeable and that you have the power to to decide what to let in and let out.
So here’s to more thoughtful conversation and dialogue and let’s hope we can do more than trade sound bites and memes.