It would help us greatly if we decided to look at others for our similarities instead of for our differences. It is very natural to see someone of different color, or ideas, and focus only on the differences. In this show I discuss some examples of how we focus on the differences, and how things might be different if we were to realize how alike we all really are.
When we come from a place of looking first at differences, we tend to assume that everything about the person is different. If we can realize that we are basically similar, and that the differences are in the details and perspectives, then we would have much less conflict in our lives.
The ways in which we are all similar:
- physical traits
- we all want to prosper
Focusing on differences is very natural. Similarities seem boring. Of course we all breathe. Of course we all feel fear. Not very exciting stuff. But coming into a situation with that literally on our mind helps us to see things in a cooperative way instead of a conflicting way.
What if nations focused on similarities? What if religions did? How might that change our world?
Show Music: A Lesson In Crime by Tokyo Police Club[audio:https://s3.amazonaws.com/robscott-audio/FindingtheSimilarity.mp3]