The guts of the idea
Either/or thinking has served us well up till now. As a way of finding paths to transition into the future, both/and has more going for it.
It’s understandable that we tend to think either/or.
This worked well for us in the past when communication and mobility were limited.
We need to ask, Does this dichotomy continue to serve us?
In today’s world, we really do have ‘one world’ because we recognise that we are inter-connected in so many ways.
Either/Or AND Both/And
So, while there is nothing wrong with either/or in many mundane matters - either my parcel will arrive today or it will not - seems to hold much greater potential when thinking about larger issues affecting the way we relate to each other.
I can have my likes, preferences, needs, wants and you can have yours. We can agree that we are each different and still have each other’s backs. We can agree even to enjoy the differences and to support each other as we explore these differences.
Can you identify three places in your life where you could benefit yourself and those you love by letting go of either/or thinking and starting to explore the potential of both/and?
Till next time …
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