Transparency

transparency

When we know what's going on we can change it.

 

Knowledge

knowledge

The more we know, the better ideas we have.

 

Rationality

rationality

The more objective thinking we do the better decisions we make.

 

Compromise

compromise

We all live together and and depend on each other.

 

Recent studies with babies as young as three months old show that humans have an innate sense of justice - liking puppets that do good things (helping others) and preferring punishment for puppets that do bad things (hurting others). Unfortunately, they also exhibit a less positive innate reaction. They like puppets that seem to have characteristics similar to themselves (liking the same snack) and dislike puppets that are different than themselves (dissimilar preferences). These results seem to support the idea that the human survival trait of lumping people into "us" versus "them" is there early. However, further studies show that, due to the inborn sense of justice, when children have interaction with those "others" the exposure strengthens the sense of fairness and diminishes the bias. In other words, being around diverse people and learning of the similarities of people overcomes the prejudice and fear.

“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” ― Maya Angelou

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