No simple answers

So, who are you? How do you see yourself? Are you a African-American? Are you Muslim? Are you White Anglo-Saxon Protestant? Are you a Floridian? Are you a Wolverine?

People blame a lot of things for the state of the world: greed, power, religion. I think our self-image is the greatest wrecking ball in history. How many people have died simply because they were Sunni, Shi’ite, Protestant, French, German, Jewish, Kikuyu, Kalenjin? I think if you looked back at the history of the world, you would find that all of the wars were because “they were different.”

But we ALL are different, even if we agree in our group identity. We are all strangers to each others, have secrets and things that make us individuals.

If we could just accept that we are all individuals, that none of us can think like the others, and accept individualism as the unit of politics, the world would be a better place.

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