We’ve agreed to talk at each other,
Not to one another.
We have set up virtual realities
That allow us to speak in punchlines and sound bites,
That facilitate shallow conversations
And eaily like-able pictures that idolize happiness,
We have reduced the nuances of the real human beings of the world
To a series of stereotypical identies
That keep our own little world organized
Into those we agree with and ”others”.
We have more access to more information
Piling on more and more about less and less,
Sinking our teeth deep into ideas that confirm our biases,
Like an finnicky kid refusing to eat our vegetables;
We have decided to block out what doesnt look our sound like us,
And act as if all we see and hear online is true.
At least, the only truth that matters.
So where does that leave us?
With bigger mouths and smaller ears
Louder opinions and shallower understanding
Having conversations with ourselves
Because no one else is really listening.