If we are to transform and make change, we have to tell the truth. We can’t expose or heal the flaws in our system, in our selves, if we’re unwilling to talk about our assumptions.
We have been trained to respond with discomfort, avoidance, offense, shock, anger, or revulsion when folks challenge our most toxic cultural norms. So let’s breathe through it, and accept this gift of opportunity to respond beyond knee jerk judgement.
Get curious about the personal conditions and decisions that led to actions we disagree with. Get curious about our own reactions – and remember that they say more about ourselves than the person we’re reacting to.