Another dot in the blogosphere?

An insight

Posted on: June 28, 2020

The latest Pessimists Archive podcast episode might seem like a departure from the usual fare.

The usual message is how we do not study recent history when encountering new technologies. We then make the same mistakes from the past.

This episode started with a photo of two different-looking men sharing an earphone set.

When contacted and interviewed, the two guys did not think anything unusual about their pairing because they had a shared passion. To the outside observer, they were as different as night and day.

Therein lies the underlying theme: We tend to see what we have already seen. We look for how we are different, which might then lead to unease or conflict.

I have had the privilege of having conversations with educators from different parts of the world. Even though I do not meet as many of them now, one thing has stayed with me from those interactions. We are more alike than we are different.

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