We absolutely and unequivocally have created this toxic stew of distrust, disregard (for each other) and dysfunction that hangs heavily over our collective due largely (though, perhaps not exclusively) to our inability to live mosaically and because like no other creatures in the Universe (as we know it), we are unable to see our commonalities (which far outnumber our differences.)
Instead we continue to repeat the history and actions of dueling fools-one side blaming the other. As a result 80% of us our locked in battle and skirmishes with each other, while the 20% laugh up their proverbial sleeves, scooping up cash wealth, making rules and calling it legislation that protects them from living in the dregs of poverty and middle class.
When we pull our heads up from the sand, we aren't able to discern that all of the while that we have been attacking each other, like an auto-immune disorder gone wild, and now none of us-that's right zilch, have a healthy environment, nutritional wellness (hardly anything is safe to eat or drink, it seems-Flint, MI water, for example) nor any dimension of wellness (spiritual, occupational, financial, social, physical, intellectual.)
Then as unhealthy individuals and communities, we are subjected to the game of 'health care' in the U.S. to which we have no clue about the ever changing rules. And anybody knows that if you don't know the rules, you cannot play the game and have any expectation of winning.
Add to all of this our constant teaching to never discuss politics and religion.
And guess what we don't have a clue about...?... ... ?
Right. Politics and religion.
The linked article, suggests 4 ways to keep politics from dividing the workplace; but, it's not just politics that divides us, so it will require much more than the suggested ways (though it's a good start) to stop the divide.
It's going to take uniting as people, humans. Unity (in my Queen Latifah voice) and understanding that health is multi-dimensional and that without health, life of quality, isn't even an option.
Too sick (with preventable, chronic diseases), we can barely do anything but die....out.
The U.S. Auto-Immune Disorder is curable; but, we have to acknowledge it first-diagnose it, and try to prevent it in the future, because an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
(Hank Gilman, Fortune Magazine, suggests 1. Creating a culture that can withstand conflict 2. Coming to the rescue 3. Doing no harm 4. Proximity breeds affection)
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