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Imagine a circle that has you and the ones you like, and gradually it is widening and is now including people whom you are neutral about, and then the people whom you don't like, and even your adversaries.
This expansion of 'us' softens us, releases tension and widens our perspective. Let us grow our circles far and wide and live together in peace!
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We need to stop creating mental divides and see the people around us as our common humanity.
The mind is creating 'thems' all around us, with people putting other people in the 'in-group' or the 'out-group' all the time. This can be easily observed in office politics, as well as family discords.
For more than two million years, our human ancestors lived in small groups that they considered their own. They created a demarcation of us vs them, as people cared and cooperated with people in their own tribe while fearing and aggressing people ou...
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