Why it’s so tempting to build walls and shut people out (and what to do instead) — ideas.ted.com

Why do humans often want to create a world of “us” vs. “them”? And what can we do about this unhelpful, often damaging, yet somehow reassuring instinct? Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger has some useful advice. Remember the thrill of building walls as a kid? Forts made from snow, or a giant cardboard box. Burying ourselves in blankets and…

We all compartmentalize our neighbors to some degree or another.  One thing that we all must learn is where our biases are and how they color our picture of the world.  Unfortunately, that is one of the most difficult things to do.  This article is a great beginning point for learning our biases, Why it’s so tempting to build walls and shut people out (and what to do instead) — ideas.ted.com

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