We are designed to connect with one another. We are also designed to be afraid of new and different things. Both aspects of our reality are important for survival.
Often, our fears are unfounded. The chances are extremely low that I will ever be lion lunch. It’s okay to dive off the high dive. And oysters actually taste good.
We humans have a long and heart-breaking history of being afraid of each other. We have owned, killed, raped, beaten, jailed, interred, and abused either other. The response to any perceived threat has been to conquer or eliminate. As far as I can tell, it’s usually been about “my God is better than your god,” or “I want your stuff,” usually both.
When we look around, there is lots to be afraid of. Earth has the human variety pack, with so many different colors, languages, rituals, beliefs, and customs. We each think our way, the one we are familiar and comfortable
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