Little Boxes Across ‘Merica

Lisa R. Petty

Little Boxes Original Song

I’ve witnessed many political arguments, both in person and in cyberspace, and to be honest, I have been a part of them, too.  I really hate conflict, but there have been times I just couldn’t keep my mouth shut, or my fingers still.  The one thing I have taken away from these interactions is that the problem is bigger than the things people are so focused on.

Democrats or Republicans, straight couples or gay couples, rich people or poor people did not cause the problems in our country.  Narrow thinking is at fault.  Most people literally think “inside the box.” We place each other in little boxes, and we focus on our differences rather than our similarities.

We stopped relating to each other as people.  Instead, we think of each other as members of a group.  We say things like, “Well, he’s Republican, so we can’t…

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2 thoughts on “Little Boxes Across ‘Merica

  1. My memory is not what it used to be. However, after rereading this spectacular article, I can honestly say that it has matured to a poignant editorial on the ongoing circus in Washington. I am sorry that this can’t be read by a national audience… you have articulated the difference between the thoughtful selfless civilized individual and the prideful, self absorbed narcissistic bullies in what has unquestionably become the American Taliban.

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