Edwin Abbott Abbott’s mathematical tale Flatland highlights the struggle we have in seeing outside the boxes of our limited worlds. With the polarization of both politics and religion, and even with the polarization of the interaction of these two different worlds of thought, we have created a black and white, good and evil bifurcated world. Polarization creates a two-dimensional worldview. Have you experienced the difficulty of getting another person to understand that you had a completely different point of view than the simple two options we are typically given? What are some of the topics you have struggled with the most in your circle of friends and family?
Have you discovered any principles for breaking that polarization and moving beyond the “blindness”?