Impact of information & knowledge explosion
One of the major and most fundamental reasons for our society to be increasingly opinionated as well as argumentative is certainly the fast explosion of information and almost instant accesses to knowledge of all sorts as predicted by futurists Alvin & Heidi Toffler some 30 years ago. It is really time for those who have not read their books to do so in order to understand the dynamics that are changing our world fast. The ability to manage ideational differences in peaceful manners and with civility has become useful in resolution of conflicts and discords. Of course, if ideational diversity is properly handled, it is a source of social, economic and also political progress for our nation and people.