Source | LinkedIn | Robert Glazer | Entrepreneur, Best-Selling Author and Speaker | Founder & CEO @ Acceleration Partners
I typically like to keep up with what is going on in the world, but lately I just can’t handle watching or reading the news or any social media related to it.
I get it, negativity sells. But the reality is that consuming this inordinate amount of negative news only serves to breed hate, fear and discontent. I believe it’s a contributing factor to the record levels of anxiety and loneliness around the world. Our daily diet of negative input is an addiction that we can’t seem to break.
Connected to this is our declining communication with one another. We seem to have shifted from challenging and respectfully disagreeing with ideas to attacking the person stating them.
Nowhere is this more evident than on social media. People now seem to think it’s perfectly normal and appropriate to chastise and belittle one another rather than try to understand different perspectives; viewpoints that could inform and develop their own or elevate their thinking. And they are getting their lead from many of our global leaders; individuals who are supposed to be a source of inspiration.