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Sunday, June 7, 2020

Are Relational Skills Important?

The survival of our human species depends on cooperation, and yet relational skills are entirely missing from our schools curriculums. 
We need to learn to listen better, connect deeper, more authentically, know each other individually and culturally better, and develop appreciation for our similarities and for our differences. 
The antidote to hate is connection. You can't hate someone whose stories you have heard, someone who has shown you their deepest dreams, hopes, fears, flaws and strengths, someone whose bread you ate. 
Whether the world needs more protests is arguable: protests divide, and the world needs more bridges.
The skills sorely needed are relational, and personal development must branch out to interpersonal development. Practices for emancipation must evolve to be relational if we are to truly be inclusive and coherent.

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