I woke up recently with a horrible impression: I am getting smarter, better looking and more and more “right.” I know this not to be true, in fact I am aging and losing hair and convinced daily that my belt has been laundered mistakenly and is getting smaller. As for the intelligence, maybe a little as writing certainly has advanced my reading, but that doesn’t explain how “right” I feel about everything. And yet my mind is telling me also there is something terribly wrong with these feelings of “rightness.” Learning doesn’t come from a feeling of “rightness.” So what is causing these misguided feelings of self satisfaction and rightness? I am afraid I have traced my misguided self-perception of “rightness” to social media and its algorithmic analytics of who I am, who I like and what I like. And if it isn’t just me, are our new tools of the internet positioning themselves to wreak fundamental havoc on how we see and understand our environment and especially those with positions counter to our own? Does the new world of social media cause us to harden our viewpoints (because they are constantly reinforced) and make us less susceptible to compromise? And if so, what can and must we leaders and thought leaders do about it?