The Differences Potential

The Differences Potential

The recent attack on a mosque in New Zealand kindled the idea of this buzz. Why humans fail to realize that the voltage potential allows electric current to flow? Why in the same token people fail to realize that the humans’ differences create potential that allows for great currents of electrifying new ideas and new possibilities to emerge Why our perception to differences only sees our bias to negativity and that differences are sources of fear that grows to great conflicts?

The growth of negative feelings into feelings of grudge and hatred with all the ill-effects associated with such growth are alarming. Our societies are getting extremely polarized- us and them. The differences distant us. People talk about the death of distances; the reality is that we increase the distance between humans because we magnify differences and allow them to inflame hatred and fear.

The death of distances produces their counter effects as they squeeze β€œthe lemon of differences” and make us preys for them. Differences in culture, in religion, in opinions, in origins, in mother languages, in habits and many more become obvious. Our brain shortcuts look at these differences as unacceptable because we feel safer when we think alike, speak the same language and be familiar with our neighbors. The immediate effect is mounting differences that keep us apart instead of seeing them as bridges for new discoveries and possibilities. Our emotions become our predators and alarmingly we become their preys.

The death of distances produces their counter effects as they squeeze β€œthe lemon of differences” and make us the prey for them
Ali Anani

Humans are in need for developing the β€œstrategy of coping with the differences”. Continuing on the same path will only lead to more killing. This realization shall grow in importance because the closer in distance humans get, the more their differences shall intensify. The β€œbeliefs dilemma” shall confine us from changing our beliefs and we become prisoners to our beliefs. We need to renew our skin of thinking to allow us to see new potentials that are lying under the iceberg of differences.

We need to renew our skin of thinking to allow us to see new potentials that are lying under the iceberg of differences
Ali Anani

We fail to resolve differences between two people and allow those differences to grow into separation and hatred. This is noticed in many facets of our lives such as the increasing rate of divorce. Failing to learn from solving small-scale problems have resulted in our failures to solve larger scale differences. This is alarming as the rate of the emergence of differences between nations shall keep popping up at increased rates. We need new mindsets to deal with the chaos of dealing with differences to create even greater chaos.

What would you suggest dear reader towards the idea of developing a Strategy to cope with human differences?

I dedicate this buzz to Paul Walters whose recent influential buzz on New Zealand prompted me to share this buzz.


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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#17
I just wish that "If everyone on this planet were to think like you" dear Praveen Raj Gullepalli. I copied your words because they reflect my same wish. Either we know how to build constructively on differences or we set them aside. We inherit religion, place of birth and many other things that aren't a source of personal proud because they were given and not acquired. It is sad it is these differences that cause pain and great undue suffering. Simply, I love your comment.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#15
I don't disagree with you Ian Weinberg. masses are emotional and may be led astray by political leaders who have charisma to publicize their hatred to some people. No question some leaders have played a dirty role in disseminating hatred and violence. Many people in many countries lived peacefully together and for long times. Jordan is an example. In Amman the capital there are more than eighty origins. Yet, we hardly here of problems related to co-existence because the leaders call for peaceful living regardless of origin.

Ian Weinberg

Ian Weinberg

2 years ago #14

This buzz inspires important reflection Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I would propose that it is not the political and religious leaders alone that precipitate conflict and murder. Rather, it is the existence of inherent fracture lines between people together with latent psychopathy that are exposed by inflammatory and hateful rhetoric. But critical mass prevails of tolerant and empathic people of all races, religions and political groups. This I have witnessed - in Africa, the Middle East and beyond. Ordinary folk aspiring to peaceful co-existence will ultimately prevail in spite of the provocation from fanatical leaders and fringe activists. I have faith in the human spirit and in the sense of empathy which is intrinsic albeit latent in some, within our birthright.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Paul Walters- you are mentioned in this buzz

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#11
CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit- you remind me of my first visit to Calgary to visit the Sulphur Institute there. Just after leaving the airport there was a huge road sign requesting drivers to be cautious as traffic accidents lead to major losses. The numbers one killed and nineteen injured during the past year. SO, at least a Canadian city was aware of the need to address the micro level. We don't care for droplets of water till they fill a basket. This is due to our attention to major losses Now, and bot their possible damage Tomorrow.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#10
I agree with you John Rylance as emotions form our thoughts and actions.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

2 years ago #10

Even if we may personally feel powerless to help at the macro level of terrorism such as the Christchurch attack, we have some power at the micro level which I do not see largely exercised. It is our nervous system which is connected to the media, but where there is a disconnection, we are also relatively disconnected. In our neighbouring city of Toronto these are the fatality reports for the year http://data.torontopolice.on.ca/pages/fatalities This means that every year in Toronto, we have the equivalent of death toll of a mass shooting just in Toronto alone. These numbers then need to be extrapolated to every major city in the world. We don't see that as an epidemic because traffic fatality does not touch our nervous system, but major news stories do. In your country there are people who raise the issue of this annual life loss at the micro level http://www.jordantimes.com/opinion/samir-barhoum/jordan-lacks-comprehensive-strategy-tackle-road-accidents The difference potential then is our collective inability to treat the micro as importantly as we view the macro. The irony being that the micro is happening right now in our own back yards and not in some distant place where we can identify with named victims and macro grief. That says how much of our inner psyche is driven by media rather than by education.

John Rylance

John Rylance

2 years ago #9

Yet another thought provoking piece.  Your remark re emotions and prey, sparked this thought These perpetrators of terrorism could they be seen as martyrs to their emotions. 

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#8
Very grateful to your comment, Jim. Your comment adds to the seriousness of the differences issue. Some leaders make the dark darker. But who elected them? There is so much to expand on in your comment.

Jim Murray

Jim Murray

2 years ago #7

As long as the hate mongers like Donald Trump have the attention of the world, and the media broadcasts his every demented comment, this division will only continue to grow. He is not the only evil in the world, just the most visible at the moment. This is something we need to keep talking about. I'd much prefer to die of natural causes as opposed to at the hand of some poor brainwashed fool who is convinced that I am the evil he needs to destroy. Good and important piece, Ali.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#6
Very wells said Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

2 years ago #5

Yes we have lost the ''depth'' of distances.... its all perception now.....

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#4
This comment of yours stands out as a buzz on its own Oswaldo Enrique Diaz Delgado. Your comment is truly outstanding and I share your points here and I am grateful to you Dr. Ali concluded by adding to his human dispositions to start a new source of information; from the tangible and observable purposes that infect humanity to the point of building a living example with living sources to revive life over the contrary that many think to let other human beings should not exist.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#2
You understood the issue very well dear Debasish Majumder. Yes, aggravation is unfortunately a continuous trend and it needs to be addressed instantly. Thank you for sharing the buzz as well.

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

2 years ago #2

this buzz comprised of an issue which need due attention in order to understand the present global jeopardy and how it is being continuously aggravating the situation of peaceful environment for posterity to thrive. Great buzz indeed sir Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz sir.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Paul Walters- you are mentioned in this buzz.

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