Joshua Bruce’s Disparate Thinking

Disparate Thinking

Primary format: Print & Text

Participation: n/a

Improvements and roadmap for the project:

Project status:

Details

Imagine being thrown into a world where you do not know the rules. You do not know who to trust and who to fear. Who to love. Who to hate. Toss in 7 billion others just like you and a bunch of animal species beyond your own. Then imagine having a finite amount of time to experience that.

And there you are.
And here I am.
And there they are.

Now imagine wanting to connect. Having the ability to connect in a way that has never existed in the known history of the universe. And, above all, not really being able to. Where conversations are not explorations in curiosity, but exercises in proving who’s right and who’s wrong.

And there you are.
And here I am.
And there they are.

It was somewhat in that malaise and ennui that I found myself compelled to start this project. It was the aftermath of the 2016 United States Presidential Election that pushed me over the edge as I watched my friends from all walks of life begin tearing one another apart. I should note, I did not start this with pessimism and bitterness in my soul. Rather with the naive, and possibly hubristic belief that I could lend a hand in the drive toward a more civil discourse and understanding.

How it works?

When active, I write one 500+ word essay every week and make it available to level six patrons. The following week that essay becomes available to level five patrons. Then level four, then three, then two, then one. At the final week the essay becomes available to the public via the web.

Every quarter I compile the essays into book form, publish the book, and remove the essays from the site.