Understanding is all about context. You can’t understand a person or a situation without placing it in its proper context. We rush to judge because rushing is what we do these days. We rush everything because we believe faster is better and what is a life if you’re not constantly trying to improve on it? We’ve lost our capacity for patience and the desire to learn more about something or someone because when we’re either afraid of what we’ll find or we’re just plain lazy. You pick. Either way, we are deliberately dumbing ourselves down and it’s more than a shame-it is an evolutionary step backwards. Disagree all you want. The truth plays out every single day, rippling across our cultures and magnifying the cracks some prefer not to acknowledge. Don’t blame me for making a solid critical point. Think about it. No hurry.

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