Blend meld mold shift transform move lift create build write sing dance speak work give share help meet appreciate join celebrate be do thrive harmonize transcend…add your own verbs here—as long as they are positive!
This is what we must do now, as a nation: move toward the positive. But how? The “how” is always part of the solution. To say “solution” implies we have a problem, and Houston, we do. (Yes, I’m looking at you, Texas. And many of the Republican-governed states who are influencing ALL the states.)
But I skipped right over the “why.” We’ve got two competing belief systems we as citizens are attempting to sort out–and the nation is divided! Contentions are high: Violence is spiking and many people feel threatened. There are so many issues within those belief systems that divide us–issues that effect our everyday lives.
But when it comes to sorting these issues, can we all agree: we’re in it together?
Can we start there?
We’re all on planet Earth together.
Do we all agree on that one point?
If so, let’s move forward. Together. Citizens in Red states. Citizens in Blue states.
If not, let’s back off and look broader: we’re all on planet Earth. “Together” is up for debate with some. But if we can agree on that one point, we’re all on planet Earth, we can agree on others.
Yes, we have many disagreements, but we do have common areas of concern and that’s where we start.
Can we all agree we are human beings? Sacks of skin and bags of bones made alive by the miracle of breath, water and spirit? If so, we can move forward. If not, let’s back up. Can we all agree humans require oxygen and water?
Yes, there is a divide in this nation. Like each other or not, we’re on the planet, the team, and the company roster. We’re part of humanity, in the choir, the club, the band. We’re all at the G– D— party! Can we all agree to that: we’re in this together whether we like it or not? We have more things in common than not and that’s where we must focus our attention.
I need Steven King to write us a better ending! I need Survivor to turn into Thriver and build a fucking village and create a community!
What if the world focused on what unites us versus what divides us?
Imagine the positive outcomes. Visual a better future. We can do it; we can move forward, together.