In this episode we talk all about communication including:
The origin of communication, or more specifically the impact of our learning how to communicate.
How communication has enabled every achievement our species has ever accomplished since it's inception
I define communication a few ways and give some examples of communication from a theoretical perspective
I dig into the common statistics many of us have heard about communication as it pertains to words, tone, and non-verbal.
Then we talk about how we have now removed the tone and body language and rely simply on the words with text messaging, social media, emails, etc. And then I talk about the extreme impact this is having on our society (hint: it's mostly negative)
Then we move into echo chambers and how they create dogmas out of unsubstantiated beliefs.
We move into the pure vitriol and venom that is spewed online every day as well as the way people generally try to make their case for the things they believe in (hint: it's mostly fallacious logic)
Then we talk about silencing the opposition as opposed to debating your ideas versus theirs. And we also talk about some atrocities of the last hundred years that began in much the same way.
We talk about moral arguments and drawing conclusions based on emotion and then trying to prove it right after you've already decided you believe it.
I provide an example of much of what I'm talking about with our current political situation in America. And then I explain why we NEED both parties for the country to operate properly.
I debunk the myth of pure evil
And then I talk about recreational outrage, and the type of people that engage in it.
And for our Call-to-Action this week I challenge the listeners to challenge one of their deepest held beliefs and try to prove it incorrect. Find the ways it is wrong. Then find someone on the opposite side of the argument and have a civil conversation and try to understand their point of view and how they arrived at it. You may be surprised to learn that they aren't evil or ignorant and that from their perspective things might even make sense. You might learn something.
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