Mia’s helping me check out the August Nonfiction selection from @mybookboxus
I have to admit that this book makes me a little nervous because it’s started to feel like an act of mental and emotional protection to simply block and ignore the people who old opinions I find offensive. And while I can’t say I’ll stop that piece of self-preservation entirely, I know that it doesn’t lead to productive change.
America is more polarized than ever. Whether the issue is Donald Trump, healthcare, abortion, gun control, breastfeeding, or even DC vs Marvel, it feels like you can't voice an opinion without ruffling someone's feathers. In today's digital age, it's easier than ever to build walls around yourself. You fill up your Twitter feed with voices that are angry about the same issues and believe as you believe. Before long, you're isolated in your own personalized echo chamber. And if you ever encounter someone outside of your bubble, you don't understand how the arguments that resonate so well with your peers can't get through to anyone else. In a time when every conversation quickly becomes a battlefield, it's up to us to learn how to talk to each other again.
Would you want to read this book?
What thing are you passionate about that you wish more people would come around to your way of thinking?
Mine is ditching diet culture.
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