Week 4 Monday

October 15, 2007

One profound thought from today’s class: once you start talking to someone, that person loses whatever labels you started with and becomes simply the person you are talking to who you just might have stuff in common with. It reminds me of what I was talking about before with the importance of sharing our stories. When we open up opportunities for dialog, we learn to appreciate each other as people instead of as these binaries our culture has created for us. We all have our humanity in common, at least. Sharing our stories reminds us of our common ground. Then we can move forward together toward something better, something more unifying, more just, something closer to the truth.

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