“[T]he most profitable strategy in the media and entertainment stopped being consensus and instead became controversy.” Mark Manson argues that social media isn’t turning us into awful people; he thinks it has only amplified the voices of a very polarized minority. Reasonable people have nothing to say on social media because they have more important things to worry about, while those with radical beliefs are emboldened to speak out after finding communities of like-minded people, resulting in a “fun-house mirror” of reality.
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Kai Cheng’s professor had a brilliant scheme. In his first lecture, he promised that each lecture would feature a “Lie of the Day”. But why? It made his students more attentive and analytical, poring over every detail of his lecture and making sense of why things were true. It was such a powerful teaching method that his students digested his most technical lectures quite easily because they tried so hard to catch his lie. The kicker? There was no lie in that first lecture; he had lied about that too! Read full article here