Inside our bubble of the same opinions we do not hear the voice of the other bubble.
This is where the human race is right now, in multiple bubbles not hearing a word of what anyone says if they aren’t from our bubble of opinions.
Fear of even being slightly contaminated by another contrary view leads the members of one bubble to wage hate-fuelled war on the other contrary group.
There is no longer any open respectful debate just hatred of anything different to our view.
The bubble cries out ‘it’s all a lie’ and where does this leave human race?
Fearful, hateful and lacking any compassion, empathy or understanding of our fellow human.
Bursting the bubble takes courage and vulnerability, we have to let go of our egos and listen to the others and understand them first, before we have any chance of them wanting to understand us. We have to be brave enough to be first and not wait for others to burst their bubble.
The alternative is staying stuck in our hate-filled bubble echoing only our own voice.
Hating someone based on the mass media and what the voice of the establishment says is easy. You don’t know those people and therefore it is not personal. It is easy to get sucked into the dehumanising of vast numbers of faceless people and to join in.
The politicians and media have created a hate-fueled polarised society where we have to choose sides, good vs evil etc, where everything has been oversimplified and we are only present an either/or. Life is full of many shades and many different options and views than just two.
If we get closer to people and get to know them, it is more often difficult to hate them as they become the real people who are perhaps work colleagues, neighbours and so on.
Perhaps if we only ever made our evaluations based on our own individual personal life experiences the world be less hateful and vastly better.
Hate is sold easily when it’s not personal or even real.
Real people matter and the closer we get to all of our fellow humans regardless of who they are, the closer we get to solving our differences and seeing things differently.
Today’s blog is inspired by the fab new book by Brene Brown ‘Braving the wilderness’. If you have not yet seen or read her work, she is a life-changing professor and author.