The United States is polarized. Fifty percent of the population thinks one way and the other believes a completely different story. It’s ridiculous really, as both ends never meet, never even consider having a conversation in the middle. Instead it is far too easy to name call, bully and throw stones.
This is a huge issue, to the point of absurdity, that as a nation, we can’t come to middle ground for the best of all. We are united under one flag, one Constitution, the same laws, the defining borders. However you’d never know this over the past year through the election process. In addition the regular media outlets antagonize and popularize the notion of polarization even more.
To understand this further, we have to ask ourselves where we are polarized within our own psyches, where we are divided in our beliefs, in our relationships, in our careers. Through self examination, the light and understanding of who you are will be illuminated. Only then will we truly have the chance to be united as a nation. We have to be united within our own souls first and foremost, subsequently evolving outward to family and friends.
Next time you disagree with someone, truly ask them why they feel the way they do. Walk in their shoes, see from their eyes. Then ask them to do the same for you. Perhaps with a balanced approach, both can meet in the middle, shake hands and be open to negotiation, compromise and friendship.
We literally need to change this ridiculous approach to politics and social economics. We all need to shift. Please take one step to the middle and see what develops. An entirely new world of friendships might suddenly appear.
Cosmic sunshine to you.
I agree! I think that it’s so easy to argue with someone just because they’re on the “other side.” Maybe if we had more empathy for each other, we’d be able to solve problems more efficiently.
I’m not from the US, but I agree with your sentiments, Candia.
Yaz thanks for your support. It’s really a global issue I feel too. We are so polarized between the west and middle east, Christian, Muslim, women’s rites, economic vs environmental issues etc. I am so happy the two of us have connected. I look forward to learning more of you. Hugs!
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