Have you heard,“there is a line in the sand, we are on this side, and they are on the other side. You must believe this model of US vs THEM!”
“Our goals oppose their goals and we are fundamentally different and our views are incompatible. They can't be allowed in our circle. When they get power they will cancel our progress and when we are in power we will undo their damage. We are headed in opposite directions”
To prove the point, differences and their flaws and their mistakes are highlighted, while similarities, and our mistakes and our flaws are hidden . You must hate them so the other side is demonized; called Hitler or Stalin, they are evil, deplorable, criminal.
Don’t be deceived!
The above division pingpong over an imaginary net is the greatest threat to reaching our goal. That entire model is destructive, a trap, a lie. So what is true?
Humans share root goals. We are on the same side and want the same thing fundamentally.
We can have various plans to achieve a goal, but no matter which we try first, we are on the same team regardless. Don’t confuse plans for goals. For example, is your goal to have money? No, money is a plan for achieving your root goal.
To have a hope of reaching our goal, we must not attack our own team, rather let’s understand our root goals and unite. If someone questions the fact that we are on the same side, encourage them by referencing a list of goals with which we can all agree.
I don’t want to be disabled, trapped, suffer or die.
I want to be loved, appreciated, valued, to belong.
I want to be content, happy, fulfilled, to discover and fulfill my purpose.
Awareness of these macro goals, instinctual needs, tend to stack and are often hidden beneath alternative words or definitions or twisted branches of plans. To unite the world, you may need to start digging, clear away the rhetoric and doctrine the news and tradition and your social bubble has covered people with. Get to the human, then team up with who you meet.