The closer we get to the opposite, to the different, to strangers, then the more we understand.
If we only experience our ‘bubble’ of life, then we lack the ability to truly understand and empathise with another.
Much of the violence both physical and mental is created from a lack of understanding as we stay within our echo-chambers and become fuelled with hate for anything different.
If we embrace differences we grow more together and become less disconnected and less fearful.
In the end, we are all one, we all have a ball of energy within us, our soul, that lives forever. We all die and be a pile of dust in 50 or 100 years from now, so there is the start. We share that with every person alive.
We could choose to look at what unites us, rather than what divides us. Look to how we can connect and love another not disagree with and hate them.
If we choose to look for the good in others, to accept them as they are, and to move closer to strangers, get closer to those who we think we are different from.
Connect with those who have a different opinion, or like different things. Learn to evaluate without judgement, to simply observe. Of course, this takes being vulnerable, to stepping out of our bubbles, to be prepared to be exposed.
Everything in our lives is of our making and we can choose to get on with fellow humans or not. We make society, we make everything, it’s a collective representation of us and our fellow souls.