Praise & Attack

October 9, 2021

I’ve noticed something happening online over the past several years or so that just seems odd. Almost cult-like behavior (to a much lesser extent).

If you like someone, stranger or friend, praise, no matter what.

If you don’t know them, or don’t like them, stranger or friend, vicious attacks.

There seems to be very little genuine questioning going on these days.

Very little “Huh, I’ve never thought about it like that before. I’d be interested to hear what makes you think that.”

Very little digging down, rather than throwing out. Very little gentle poking and prodding, rather than blind agreeing.

It’s odd, no?

10/8/21

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