I’ve noticed a trend in society within the last few years where you are not allowed to disagree with anyone. If you disagree and it turns into a debate or argument, after the argument one person blocks the other on social media, Whatsapp, and removes their phone number. A disagreement leads to the termination of the friendship or relationship. People have the attitude that if you disagree with them you hate them, that you want them dead, that you are their enemy. Simply put, you are not ALLOWED to disagree with anyone anymore. Or this is just the attitude they maintain to up hold their life in the bubble.
The reality is people today get so emotional when talking about politics, religion, or anything in between. They have no real understanding of these concepts, merely what they’ve heard in the media and on cartoons like American Dad or Rick and Morty. (Another cartoon that isn’t even funny but becomes popular by this same social popularity bubble. Bandwagon people jump on and recite Rick and Morty scripture like its funny to look cool.)
I’ve even had vegans jumping down my throat about how being vegan is so super awesome as they gleam at me with their discolored eyes, pale skin, and bucket of supplements. Meanwhile I’m grilling up a home grown free range chicken, getting my daily nutrients from one bite. Between the media fear mongering and college liberalism being a requirement for graduation, these people have no ability to have a debate or argue without getting emotional or cutting all ties with someone that does disagree.
One of the biggest problems with this is the bubble you create it for yourself. When you cut all ties with everyone that disagrees because they simply disagree, you leave yourself with a group that thinks exactly like you. This is one of the most dangerous things for critical thinking and individualism. If you aren’t being exposed to new ideas and concepts you will never grow or learn new things. You will never invent your own devices to accomplish unique tasks. You will stay inside the box, surrounded by other people inside the exact same box.
You will leave yourself with mundane daily conversation with people that agree with everything you say, from politics to religion, your mind is never challenged. You leave it up to the television or Netflix to do your creating for you. Your jokes, your humor, your personality starts to become that of the people you see on TV. Removing anyone and everything that disagrees with the simple block button. Your Facebook feed is left with reinforcing news and propaganda of your beliefs. Your entire friends list believes exactly as you. Your YouTube subscriptions are all people that believe exactly like you. That are doing the things you do.
Not many people allow themselves to be subject to new ideas and concepts and this bubble just gets bigger and bigger. People slowly become delusional in their belief that everyone is like that. That everyone believes the same as they do. All along these small ideas start to become the norm. Ideologies like feminism become the reality and any backlash is labeled misogynist and women hating. Many people have no problem living inside this bubble. Blocking and removing anyone that disagrees with them; but this is a very dangerous place to be as an individual, and even greater to a society.
A society that does not have the ability to entertain rational conversation questioning their own beliefs as to whether or not they are realistic, or whether or not they are even THEIR beliefs. Most people will fight to the death for beliefs that aren’t even their own, and that is a sad state to be in as a human being. At least come up with your own opinions, rather than letting those in power control that too. Often times I will hear people say exact quotes from Family Guy or the Daily Show with Jon Stewart thinking they have a clue. This is the foundation of their entire political and religious system. Dumbass quotes they heard on the television or saw in their Facebook feed. As this little social bubble continues to grow and grow….