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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