Who are you trying to influence? When you write, speak, argue, debate, podcast — who and what is that for?
And who are you giving permission to influence you? The mass media? The algorithm-enhanced, confirmation-bias-reinforcing media? Whose writing, speaking, blogging, or podcasting is becoming one of the voices in your head?
The price of connection — the ability to influence and be influenced as never before — is the responsibility to be mindful about the messages we put out, and those we allow in.