Internet is shifting people from the reality of democracy to the fantasies of authoritarianism.We are getting used to being surrounded by a particular view internally and externally without batting an eye to the alternatives.Change is difficult.Change in mind,body,environment,social network and so on to adapt to a new view.Very exhausting.What we don’t realize that this exhaustion is a price to pay for awareness.Surrounding ourselves with things we like,follow & prefer is not a bad thing but we need to recognise that those are not the ONLY things in the world.What feels right for me may not feel right for someone else but they must have a reason to believe it in the first place.We don’t dig deeper into something we don’t care about and hence don’t get to know why it’s significant.What is the stranger to me compared to a loved one? What is the stranger’s view to me compared to my view? Feeding our brains consciously and unconsciously with things we like manipulates us to turn a blind eye to other things and live in our own imagination.And while we do this our reality starts to crumble because we forget that everything is connected.Take out one brick and the whole castle will topple over.These intricacies are hard to notice but they build our society and we must acknowledge them all even if we don’t want to accept them completely.That’s what democracy is about.
Intellectually we are supposed to feel uncomfortable that’s how we grow.
We are moving towards a culture in which we are comfortable with each others identity and views and don’t really question them.
Is that the way to go? Should we not try to change people’s mind if we think they are wrong? If we think they are different? Or they could be right?
Arguments are necessary for us to evolve.Not verbal abuse.If we you can’t have a rational debate then you are already lost.Raising your voice doesn’t raise your standard or standing.Only the best plausible and sensible ways get you the platform.
There’s a tradeoff between acknowledging new ideas and sharing new ideas.Both cannot exist without each other.Our democracy wouldn’t exist without them.If you can’t be tolerant to other people’s ideas,you cannot share your idea freely.You don’t have to accept everything,just learn to respect everyone’s freedom and opinion.Their experience of life has been very different from yours.They weren’t born with an ideology,they chose it along the way due to the circumstances.If their view has a tendency to harm others,then change their circumstances.Trying to change their belief will only lead to resistance.You have to remove corruption from its roots.Because shorenting a plant will only drive it grow further and further for survival.