3 things I learned from a WhatsApp group
First, we’re less alone than we might think. Those of us who see Covid mania for what it is.
Despite colleagues, your aunt in Sea Point, the mean old Rotarian who tells you to wear a mask outdoors, and megalomaniacal CEOs, people around us question this all. Not enough. But many.
Second, rational debate is alive. At times someone will share a sensational story. We know that can lead down bad roads. It can be intoxicating to find evidence that backs up your stance perfectly. Sometimes too perfectly.
Recently I was very nearly taken in by a fake CDC pamphlet.
But sensible debate means you can avoid that. That seems to be happening on the group. People who get too excited about fake news accept the rebuke with better aplomb than I might.
Third, some good content emerges. This is one nugget I spotted:
Social media is a bloody scourge. But as long as it's around, we may as well extract what good we can.