I have never been a massive fan of groupthink. I feel it makes us lazy as we leave the heavy lifting of original thought to other people and as a result, ideas can be short-sighted, lack perspective, and often are illogical.
A few months ago I wrote a piece telling some of our brothers and sisters to put their “Woke” manual down. I still stand by those words. There is no room for people within our community who continuously shame others for not sharing the same views; it’s counterproductive and divisive.
I think it’s time we as a community address something that is doing more harm than good in my opinion, the idea of being “woke.” First, let us examine what it means to be “woke.” In its most mundane form, it means to see beyond what is provided for the public and to see—to be awake while the masses are asleep. What used to be a term used by people who studied the sciences is now a mainstream term for knowing just a little bit more than someone else.