#59 – Blue and Red Make Purple

Driven by the chaos of the election season, I thought I would explore the nature of the ¬†perpetual disconnection that seems to exists between people and groups of people. Individually, we are passionate about our beliefs and causes, but our passion can emerge as a vehicle to further the divide between us. Even more, this gap can be amplified when individual energy is aggregated into collective energy that is harnessed and pointed toward the opposition. Opposition creates an illusion where the possible outcomes are one side wins or the other side wins. It is an illusion because there is a third option where the battle just continues on into infinity. The political system is a prime example of two sides winning small battles in a never-ending war. I wanted to think about this centuries-old challenge from a new perspective. I’m not asking you to agree with me. I’m asking you to consider the possibility that self-imposed limitations prevent meaningful connection and understanding.

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