I thank my blogger friend Kenneth for putting words to a growing frustration in my world.
It has become so clear to me, especially in the world of social media, that people are not able to read ANYTHING that doesn’t correspond to their own belives or order, without getting defensive.
I feel like more and more people think everything one writes is about being right or wrong, rather than just a generalisation to start a meaningful discussion. A discussion where we actually can listen to eachother and maybe learn a thing or two…
The post I’m writing (here or other social media plattforms) are to start a conversations (if not with meat least with yourself) not a egoistic celebration of my perfect mind.
My thesis becomes painfully right if you take a look in the comment fields of the bloggers with a larger audience. There, it is clear that the essence of the comments are “how wrong or stupid etc. the blogger is” (and in worst cases a wish of someone’s death), instead of looking beyond the words and with interest want to know more in detail why a person say/write as he/she does.
I wonder if this is a symptom of our culture where souls with too low self-esteem and suppressed everyday lives (in the constant pursuit of consumption and physical happiness)?
I am not saying that it IS like this? I am just asking a general question.