Etikettarkiv: Komplexitet

We all put each other in boxes

Socialt kapital bryts ned om åsiktsskillnaderna blir för stora, när polariseringen mellan människor ökar, när människor inte möts och inte förstår varandra utan istället schabloniserar och i värsta fall demoniserar dem man ser som motståndare.

Jag har visat ett TED-talk med Sally Kohn i ett tidigare inlägg på bloggen. Nu hittade jag också en intervju med henne.

”I don’t think people who disagree with me are stupid — that’s the big the thing I’ve come to learn. They’re not stupid. They have real, genuine, authentic, understandable concerns and someone else connected with them first in explaining why those problems are the way they are. They’re not vindictive, they’re not mean — well, sure, some are — but by and large, not even close. When you actually do meet people face to face — whether it’s viewers who stop me on the street or some of the hosts or people I’ve been on with — you realize, “Wow, we all put each other in boxes. We do it on both sides.” You start to break through those boxes and see people as much more complex. It’s really just a metaphor for the fact that our problems are a lot more complex. Our disagreements are a lot more complex than we’re imagining they are right now.”

Länk till hela intervjun med Sally Kohn