THIS WEEK: FIND COMMON GROUND

05 Feb THIS WEEK: FIND COMMON GROUND

Labels are a simple, yet powerful system we use for organizing information. We use them to delineate months of the year, to specify folders in our file cabinets, to categorize types art and media, and even to specify how we like our coffee. But as necessary and efficient as labels may be, they can also have a very negative effect on the world. Why? Because labels cause us to focus too much on our differences—white, black, brown, Republican, Independent, Democrat, woman, man, kid, adult—instead of what we have in common. Maybe instead of thinking of “labels” that emphasize our differences, we can strive to use labels that describe what we have in common—humans, animal lovers, dreamers, friends. You get the idea. So, this week, we are going to push our differences aside to FIND COMMON GROUND, because as different as we all might be, we have just as much, if not more, in common. At our core, we all have the same needs and desires—shelter, food, water, love, relationship, purpose, respect, and happiness. We also share the same hope for a kind, supportive, healthy, and safe world filled with possibilities. So, let’s come together under the label of “World Changers” to see what we can accomplish. Finding common ground matters.

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