PBS NewsHour

The problem with only liking things we find relatable

Clip: 08/25/2017 | 3m 14s | Video has closed captioning.

The social media culture of “likes” is contributing to our conformity, says novelist and creative writing teacher Charmaine Craig. Instead of trying to empathize with the unfamiliar, we “like” and find refuge only in the things that seem most relatable. Craig offers her humble opinion on why we should move beyond what’s “relatable” or “likeable” and begin to open up to the unfamiliar.

Aired: 08/25/17

Rating: NR

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