“All of us are much more human than otherwise.” ~ Harry Stack Sullivan
To me, this is a great reminder to hold on to the desire to see the interrelatedness, or common connection, between all peoples during interactions, as opposed to singling out all that annoys and conflicts with my personal definition of ‘normal’. I refrain from using the word different, because it is the recognition and appreciation of our peculiar differences that make us uniquely human. Differences, therefore, are not obstacles, but rather our connecting bridges to peace.
Diederik Wolsak is program director at Choose Again