In the modern world, thanks to technology, we are more connected than we’ve ever been. We are billions of humans coming from thousands of tribes all over the world, sharing space, sharing culture, loving, creating, and even making new families together.
Why then does it seem we are more divided than ever?
It’s a fact that there has never before been such equality in the world.
Yet still, so many people are victims, and so many people beyond that play the role of the victim.
It has never been easier, in all of human history, to feed your family and protect them.
Yet still we have millions who go hungry and we go to war over resources.
It has never been easier for each of us to live the life we choose, yet we’ve not learned how to live and let live; we haven’t evolved to the point where we understand that we don’t all need to be the same.
It has never been easier for us to communicate and share ideas, yet we haven’t figured out how to listen.
We’ve come so far, but we’ve got a long way to go. Technology has grown at a rate that has outpaced our evolution from the tribal monkeys that we really are. As a society, we need to force the narrative of compromise and as an individual, we need to practice the art of listening.
You’re not a genius, you don’t have all the answers.
Nor do I.
In fact, I don’t have any of the answers.
But if you and I put our heads together, put our identities aside, and learn that good communication is synonymous with good listening, then we might be able to figure some of this shit out, with a lot less tragedy in the process.