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.
Our society is now made up of echo chambers of polarised opinions separated often behind screens, where people spout hate from their keyboards.
It’s about banning, ridiculing, boycotting, smearing, shaming, shouting over, and total intolerance of anything other than the views of our bubble. It’s all anti.
There is no conversation, no dialogue, no compromise.
The bubbles of intolerance will leave us all deaf to any other view, which is an increasingly dangerous position for the human race to be in. The lack of discussion breeds more hatred, more extreme views without any counter-balance to moderate them.
We all need to burst out of our own bubbles and connect with the opposite views and seek to understand, listen and without evaluation.
It’s hard for all of us, but it is the only way to stop extreme views on all sides and the only way to kill hatred, bring back civility and embrace the power that compromise will bring to all humans.
One human race will never become a reality all the time there is hate.