With all of the political arguments, debates, & protests of late, I wanted to write a short note that is void of opinion or judgement, but one that can hopefully remind us to think outside of ourselves.

We all have our own opinions which typically come from the experiences in which we’ve had & the meaning we’ve attached to them. Different people have different experiences, therefore will have differing opinions. We don’t always have to agree with one another, but what we should strive to do, however, is understand each other. Understanding comes first from listening, and second from empathy. We make progress as people when we become aware of our preconceived notions and see the world from the lens of someone other than ourselves.

So as the debates continue & the arguments become more intense, I’d urge each of you reading this to take a step back to listen, see, and feel a different perspective. We won’t always agree with each other & that’s completely okay, but when we seek to understand each other, we undoubtedly will make our world a better place.

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