What do you do when you have a completely different perspective than somebody else? You may only ‘hear’ about these people nowadays with information being so much in our own echo chambers...But here's an opportunity to have real conversations with real people who may think differently than you.
Meet Sophie Beren, founder of The Conversationalist, the go-to destination for generation Z to empower young people everywhere to use their voices for good. She created this platform when she realized that people were having conversations within their own echo chambers but not outside of those. The Conversationalist has now grown to a global movement and her generation could be the one to bring back the connection we're craving for in our world today.
Listen in as we have the deeper conversations around topics like not fitting in, cancel culture, and how we can connect from empathy instead of divisiveness. I learned a lot in this episode and hope you will too!
What You’ll Learn in this Episode
- How people will be open to having conversations outside of their eco chamber
- What does cancel culture mean
- What truth really means
Nuggets of Wisdom from Sophie
- I felt like the disconnect is our echo chamber and that we only see people who think like us and look like us again and again on social media and in real life so that we can't conceive of other people's points of view. So this revelation was the spark behind The Conversationalist in really wanting to create a place where young people can go to immerse themselves in other people's lived experiences and backgrounds and belief systems ang get comfortable with the uncomfortable and engage in these hard conversations that we so need to have.
- The moment when you realize that the rest of the world doesn't think like you, that's when you grow.
- It's my own belief that we should address anything and everything. I think silence and letting things go left unsaid can oftentimes be more harmful than addressing these things.