Friday, September 14, 2007


We have become so polarized, and instead of getting better, as we presumably evolve toward a more enlightened society, it seems to be getting worse. Blacks vs. Whites. Democrats v. Republicans. Men vs. Women. Conservatives vs. Liberals. Christians vs. Non-Christians. Muslim vs. Jew. Rich vs. Poor. Gay vs. Straight. My sports team vs. Your Sports team.

Everywhere you turn there's someone who thinks they are better than someone else because of one of these things or a hundred other groups.

We have to come together. Polarization keeps us apart. We cannot reach our potential as human beings and as spiritual beings if we continue this way. We must learn from one another, try to see one another's point of view, meet in the middle, look for our common interests, and work for the highest good of everyone. EVERY one. The answers are usually not found in the extreme of either side, but somewhere in the middle. We have to learn to appreciate one another and love one another and learn to live together in such a way that everyone -- EVERY one -- can be happy and free and prosperous.

We don't have to look down at other people to feel better about ourselves.

We really are in this together.

1 comment:

  1. I've been saying this a lot lately so I'll say it again here. I love the book "The Art of Happiness" by the Dalai Lama. I mean, if there was a case for not being happy he would be it but the man is always smiling and laughing when you see him. I thought this book was even better than "The Wisdom of Forgiveness" because it reminded me that we are responsible for our own perceptions of happiness and that when we make it dependent on so many factors we become the greatest obstacles to our happiness. Wise words from a wise man.