Burst Your Bubble. Broaden Your Perspective.
It’s no doubt that we are experiencing a time in our country — and our world — of deep division and uncertainty. For many reading this blog, this moment is unprecedented and we are unsure of where to turn to process all that is happening. While the current political turmoil comes top of mind when we speak of division, I believe that it is really only a symptom of a much greater issue. That is…
Our desire to position others as different than ourselves is one of the greatest threats our world faces today.
In small and large ways, this notion has crept into our thinking. Subtle lessons learned through our upbringing to our own personal experiences have shaped our worldview and cemented the notion that we are somehow different. In its most damning form this manifests itself as a belief of knowing more or being better than other people, cultures, or ideologies. This way of thinking has negatively impacted everything from global policy to our own communities.