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What do you do with people who choose to be deliberately ignorant about stuff? It's not actually a new problem.

Key Points:

  • Social media has given everybody what appears to be an equal voice, so it’s hard to know what’s really true anymore.
  • There’s a difference between deliberately ignorant people and those who are still in the process of learning.
  • The more you debate stupid ideas with deliberately ignorant people, the more you legitimize their unfounded nonsense.

Quote This:

If you wrestle with a pig, the best you can be is a pig wrestler. – Chris Hadfield

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Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. What’s the stupidest idea you’ve heard recently?
  3. “The internet has turned everything into the speaker’s corner”. Explain what this means.
  4. How can you tell the difference between someone who is “deliberately ignorant” and someone who just doesn’t have the facts yet?
  5. Make a list of some of the people who have a big megaphone today. How did they get it? Which ones deserve conversation?
  6. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.