Analysis Of The Other Side Is Not Dumb

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Sean Blanda’s, “The Other Side Is Not Dumb”, uses cultural examples concerning the younger American generation involving, the medias influence and peer pressure vs the actual facts and proof, involved while forming a personal opinion. The author emphasizes how the effects of pressure from our surroundings, such as: friends, media, and more, adjust our view of political and social subjects. He includes multiple cases of where your own ignorance can hinder your learning and interaction with others. If you continue to have a negative outlook on people who disagree with you, you’ll never be able to consider yourself a curious person and participate in social media. “We cannot consider ourselves “empathetic” only to turn around and belittle those that don’t agree with us.”- Mr. Blanda The article was published on a website called “Medium”, which is a community of readers and writers who can share their ideas online for others to see. Being a form of social media is just one of the indications that the piece is aimed towards the younger generation, along with other mentions pointing towards American teens. The story proves that there are always 3 perspectives in an argument, yours, theirs, and the truth. Another reason why this article was written for …show more content…

Blanda explains Fox News, Red State or Slate links only exist to produce content to be shared so friends can agree with each other and those who disagree. “Sharing links that mock a caricature of the other side isn’t signaling that we’re somehow more informed” – Sean Blanda. It shows people would rather show off to their friends how much they’re like them rather than try to understand an opinion different then

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