Guilty as charged myself. I think if we were all really honest and self-reflective with ourselves we’d all admit that we need that boost of confirmation that we get by scrolling through social media and feeling more intellectually or morally superior.

Here’s just one link that talks about multiple studies on the subject.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1023%2FA%3A1010655705069

Human Being, b. circa 1990 ~ planet Terra, Via Lactea Galaxia

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Human Being, b. circa 1990 ~ planet Terra, Via Lactea Galaxia