What drives fake news and misinformation? Our ultimate rocket fuel — emotions. “I just have to share it!” …and trigger the avalanche. Why can’t they just stop and think? Can one stop a moving train of emotions? Undo decades of habits: polarized views, destructive emotions, obsolete stories, misconceptions… to name a few.
It takes time and effort… First, we notice we are going in the wrong direction. Next: train inventory. We replace redundant cargo. Replace polarized views with systemic ones. Train constructive responses instead of destructive reactions. Reframe obsolete stories to compassion-based. See reality instead of misconceptions. Finally, practice moving with it.
Now one does not need to stop to be able to think.