If you want to include others, welcome them to the table before it is set, not after.Read More
We find our tribe. Our people. Soon, either intentionally or quite passively, we find ourselves divided into us and them. We cling to our “us,” moving toward them with empathy, greeting mistakes with compassion, going to bat for them, fighting their battles. We greet “them”, however, with skepticism, defining them by their mistakes, assuming the worst, and easily placing them into well-defined stereotypical boxes. Expand Your Us is my effort to confront this divide, to highlight the devastating effects of “us and them” thinking, and to suggest alternatives as we try to form a more perfect union. There is no them, there’s only us.
How does waiting help you know your limitations, and look for help beyond yourself?