It seems these days people are becoming polarised, stuck in the trench of their opinions and unwilling to listen or accept other views. This is prominent in politics, especially in the USA, where the majority of votes follow party lines. This wasn’t always the case, but the explosion of social media and politicised news broadcasting has formed echo chambers where non-opposing, dissenting views are rarely heard. People are losing the skill of having nuanced conversations, and therefore aren’t changing their minds on important issues.
Adam Grant’s Think Again discusses how this can be avoided. By seeking out information that goes against your views, engaging and asking questions of people who disagree, and frequently challenging and questioning your own opinions, you can adjust your thoughts.
The book is well researched, well structured and fun to read. Recommended.