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In this video I start out thinking about how easy it is for me to forget how cool my life is and then extend that to all of humanity because I think that this is kinda how humanity is. Now, I don't think the way we focus on problems (or are focusing on problems right now) is necessarily the most effective, but it's undeniably human. I think we need to focus less on who are opponents are and more on what we are actually trying to achieve. More and more in America, I see the discourse as "The problem is those people who are in the way of us solving the problem" rather than "The problem is the problem." It turns out solving problems (especially human problems) is very complicated and it's very easy to misunderstand the stakeholders and people's worldviews and human nature and to think that the opposition is evil when in fact the opposition is simply different.
I dunno...this year is going to be really hard. If you think the campaign rhetoric is toxic now, wait until next October. Ugh...terrifying. Let's try and do nice things for each other and get outside of our bubbles and try and understand that other people are people and they've had whole lives of maybe bad experiences and maybe bad conversations that have led them to think maybe bad things.
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