In psychology, we learn a lot about the needs of others. In the study of emotional intelligence, we learn how to spot those needs and how to be mindful of our own self-awareness in the process.
With the current climate of the United States and the world as a whole, wouldn’t it be amazing if there were a list of needs that were truly taken seriously and met to ensure that equality, inclusion, and equity were afforded to all? Some may not understand why many communities are up in arms about what they feel is unfair; however, taking the time to listen and learn could make all the difference in ensuring we can find better ways to work, live and play together. A lack of understanding of each others’ needs does not negate the fact that the needs exist in the first place.
All persons have something to contribute to the world yet systemic and community racial inequalities exist which serve as barriers to mankind being it’s best. We all bleed the same. We all want love. We all want to matter. No one group should have power over another, yet we still struggle with these basic concepts.
No one knows when or if the full changes will ever come, but we do know that we can’t continue to live in this space that creates so much pain for all and call that humanity. Mistreatment of others based on race, culture, creed, orientation, religion, age, ability/disability, or otherwise is simply wrong and it undermines the very fabric of who we are.
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