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 “the 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 “the lemon of differences” and make us the prey for them
Humans are in need for developing the “strategy 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 “beliefs 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
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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