Tag: debating politics

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Social media and instant communication has changed our world for the better but there have been downsides.  One drawback is the conflict created between family and friends on sites like Facebook.  I personally haven’t used Facebook in years, but I’ve heard many stories about people losing family or friends over political arguments on social media. […]

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The ‘Kafka Trap’: No One Can Ever Be Innocent Again

 

One of the crucial philosophies trending today on both Twitter and on Facebook involves the perils of discussing anything with those outside your inner circle of friends. Why such perils exist has to do with the phenomenon now called the “Kafka Trap.”

Of course, to be part of a society wherein the individual may not wish to share discourse with other people of vastly different beliefs now carries its own very real perils. The differences between the people inside Thought Bubble A and people inside Thought Bubble B become more and more pronounced in direct proportion to the length of time during which neither side has been able to successfully debate various topics with the other side.

From the above-linked article: