We Are SO Divided! | Rise of Polarization | Wednesday Checkup

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, May 1, 2019
  • In our current political climate, the rise of polarization is apparent. What is not so clear is the reason for this divisive spike. I've been doing some serious research and came to a concept I have yet to seen discussed. That is how the major influx of information and mental stimulation is causing us more and more to rely on our knee jerk, lizard brain, reflexive logic. This is a rather short video because I wanted to be clear and concise but know that this isn't the last that I'll be discussing this topic. Please let me know your thoughts!

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  • catherinespark



    My theory is that people online, and in cars, react to other comments, videos, status updates, and oncoming traffic with the FIRST thought that comes into their head. In face to face conversation and interactions, you have the subconscious social cues that program the inhibitory and social areas of your brain in a way they don't on a screen or behind a windowscreen.

  • Matt Hunter

    Matt Hunter

     7 days ago +1

    Civil War 2020!

  • Samantha Pentz

    Samantha Pentz

     21 days ago +1

    Have you read "Love Your Enemies" by Arthur Brooks?

  • CaliDude


     28 days ago


  • Don't Worry be Happy

    Don't Worry be Happy

     1 months ago

    Doctor Mike binge 2019 💛

  • Cockatoo in Sunglasses

    Cockatoo in Sunglasses

     1 months ago

    Theres a great book called “Freedom of Speech for Me—but not for Thee” by Nat Hentoff. It shows how both sides of politics act primitively towards each other. That book took me from being a tribalist to being a more accepting person. To anyone who is either in tribalism right now, or if you know someone who is...give them this book. It makes you more tolerant towards each other.

  • 舒乘御


     2 months ago

    Doctor mike: I feel like I have to get a new iPhone every three months and I have to learn how to use it
    Apple: do we make iPhones so frequently?

  • LegendaryLogz


     3 months ago

    I would say that it's a lack of god but the Crusades and the Schism would disagree.

  • kerpal3


     3 months ago

    One of the few youtubers who doesn't polarize people but tries to bring them together. Great video Dr. Mike!

  • Travis Needham

    Travis Needham

     3 months ago

    Doctor Mike, I am afraid for the life of your buttons... nice gainz though, Doc

  • leChillkroete


     3 months ago

    Idk why but the thumbnail made me think of les miserables

  • Sydney Davis

    Sydney Davis

     3 months ago

    Guys I’ve been trying to open a can of beans for my nachos for the last ten minutes

  • IronEnderGamer's Dog

    IronEnderGamer's Dog

     3 months ago


  • Camilla B

    Camilla B

     4 months ago

    I’m only 14, but polarization can become very dangerous. Especially with the us vs. them mindset. These sound like steps leading to genicide🤷🏾‍♀️

  • David Dylan

    David Dylan

     4 months ago

    I think the main issue is not that we've become more polarized; I grew up in the eighties, it was pretty much the same. The thing is that completely unacceptable ideas are trying to gain mainstream status, like anti-vaxers and racists, and doing so by trying to present themselves as a reasonable alternative and demand we take a middle ground between them and reasonable standpoints, whining about polarization if we refuse.

  • Jaime Perez

    Jaime Perez

     4 months ago

    Jesus Christ they're are kids in cages. C'mon

  • Christopher The Nerd

    Christopher The Nerd

     4 months ago

    This is why I'm going to become independent once I register to vote

  • תהילה חזום

    תהילה חזום

     4 months ago


  • The Cat Man

    The Cat Man

     4 months ago

    Capitalism is the disease, socialism is the cure.

  • MyPasture


     4 months ago

    Workflows at work!!!! Oh what a wonderful life! I’m too blessed to be stressed ❣️