What is the problem?
Whether we like it or not, we are bombarded with streams of information every day. However, too often we find ourselves taking a back seat and allowing the information we receive to drive our bias according to the idea that the media ‘personalised’ for us. Instead of actively seeking out different viewpoints, we allow our thinking ‒ and eventually our beliefs ‒ to be shaped by what we read, what we watch and what we accept.
To make matters worse, once we have formed our bias, we interpret information in the way that we want it to be; after all, accepting opposing viewpoints makes us uncomfortable. When we find ourselves in a situation where some people have completely opposite views to a seemingly straightforward topic, we like to believe we are ‘right’. But here at Know All Sides, there are no right or wrong answers.