Why do people faithfully follow the teachings, rantings and recommendations of Hollywood actors as if they held the secrets to ultimate happiness? Or that they are somehow, magically better informed and more knowledgeable than the rest of us by virtue of the fact that they loom large on our TV screens, sometimes uninvited. What has happened to individual decision-making? What did people do before there was the internet – a closed system whose negative impact is exacerbated by society media where we are increasingly surrounding ourselves only with people who echo us.
Why have we stopped trying to understand the whole picture? I fear we are headed to extreme polarization. The result of which I can only guess.