I was thinking about Martin Luther King today and where we are now relative to civil rights. I have to say that what surprises me the most about this year’s presidential race is how much anger and hatred still seem to be out there – even among so-called leaders. It blows my mind that we have one candidate who is one tiny step from encouraging physical violence between Americans.
My dream is that we can turn away from this hateful discourse and remember that this is a country of great abundance and great resources; turn away from the scarcity thinking that says when we lift our brothers and sisters up that some how we will loose. My dream is that we collectively learn that lifting each other up actually “grows the pie” and we have everything to gain. When I was a child, that was the America that I believed I lived in. I believe if we turn away from the blowhards and turn toward each other, we might not be as far from that as it seems.