Refuse to Accelerate

As an adult I have control over a great deal.

I retain control of what I attend to, especially in this hyperactive news environment. The truth is, I just don’t do it very well. The current news cycle can highjack my morning routine, car rides, and unstructured Internet usage.

It turns out that many adults are caught-up in the same cycle. The frequency of reporting drives us to not wait until the end of the day, but to monitor events live and find out what responses are from others in real-time.

We accelerate the news cycle.

Chances are you have witnessed some name calling on social media around this last political election. And the idea that you would read a post by a “friend” and then lash out harshly should feel like you are skipping a step. Talking to that person and finding out what they are thinking seems to be the missing ingredient in the current situation of adults, but we have accelerated past that. We need to take some of this conversation offline, check out this intervention, A Trump Voter And Facebook Insulter Talk It Out — In Person.

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