The current world is becoming very polarized and divisive. People tend to think and act as groups. The subtleties of unique individualism are being concatenated into “black” and “white” or “Republican” and “Democrat.” The problem with this brand of mass conformity is that people stop looking to learn from people that are not a part of their group.
Ralph Waldo Emerson is known for a famous belief. Every person possesses some talent that exceeds his own, and that each interaction with another person gave him an opportunity to learn. I believe that it would be wise for each of us to extend this philosophy to our own lives. Contemporary culture has created a “cult of success” where people that show their financial affluence are worshiped and followed religiously.