• Social Behavior

    Against negative “otherizing” – TEDTalk by Elizabeth Lesser

    “Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” ~Rumi A cite from the Persian poet Rumi are the closing words for an amazing TEDtalk by Elizabeth Lesser. She just had been talking ten minutes about one of the most fundamental challenges in our world – the problem of otherizing. And she has an idea. Others are people, who have a different understanding of a problem. They are our enemies, if it is about arguing in favor of convictions and objectives. It is part of our culture to demonize people, who are not following the common understanding. Societies tend to give the voice to…