Be careful who you mix with.

Because the people you choose.

Could be the worst influence possible.

Because they could be people like you.

You.

There’s nothing wrong with you, of course.

But there is definitely something wrong with only mixing with people like you.

So that all you experience is reenforcement and agreement.

Because all you see are reflections.

And all you hear are echoes.

And you think you’re right all the time.

Because your experience suggests that everyone sees the world like you do.

And that’s just not true.

So you can be taken off guard.

Falling back down to earth.

With a bump.

Mix it up. 

So mix it up a bit.

Avoid the trap.

The trap that is far too easy to fall into.

The trap that appears when you mix with only people like you.

The Millions. 

A few million people fell into that trap just last week, of course.

Maybe I was one of them.

And maybe you were too.

Because when it comes to political opinion.

We tend to feed off those that agree with us.

And shake our heads at those that don’t.

Because there are far more people like you.

Than there are people like them.

Aren’t there?

You’re surrounded by people like you!

In real life.

And on Facebook.

Particularly on Facebook.

It’s almost as if Facebook is picking up on your own political opinion.

Then tailoring content to reenforce your own political opinion.

Surrounding you with people that think like you do.

So you stick around on Facebook longer.

Imagine that?!

Echoes.

There is definitely something wrong with only mixing with people like you.

So that all you experience is reenforcement and agreement.

Because all you see are reflections.

And all you hear are echoes.

And you think you’re right all the time.

Because your experience suggests that everyone sees the world like you do.

And that’s just not true.

So you can be taken off guard.

Falling back down to earth.

With a bump.

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    Powerful, thought provoking and wise words, especially loved your statements about reflection and echoes. Scary thoughts about Facebook! Powerful message. This read like the words to a song or poem, would love to hear it performed

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