With how our media, social networks and communities are structured these days, it is very easy to create our own safe bubble. It’s nice in the bubble. People we like are in the bubble. Those are people like us. They validate what we think and say and do. We talk about the the same things, and we are along the same spectrum of values. We also avoid conflict in the bubble. The bubble protects us.
The challenge with the bubble is that, essentially, we create an echo chamber for ourselves.
To me, “bubble” and “echo chamber” feel very different to the body while meaning the same thing. While a bubble feels fun and safe, echo chamber feels confining, overwhelming and repetitive.
A bubble may not be as safe as we think it is. Staying in the bubble may actually mean that we close ourselves off from different views, do less critical thinking and think less about living/working/being together. Staying in the bubble is being comfortable with being separate.
What the world needs is for us to get out of our bubbles.
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