One day, perhaps, we’ll understand that we’re not separate from one another.
That you only get to be you because of me. And I only get to be me, because of you.
And when we understand this, we’ll also understand our profound capacity to bring out darkness, and dignity, in one another.
We’ll see that management practices that treat people as machines beget machines. That regarding employees, or citizens, as if they are untrustworthy breeds suspicion and alienation. That dealing with our loved ones with contempt breeds contempt. That when we don’t listen to the stories and requests of others, they find other ways to get their needs met.
And that the we who we become when we do all this is but a dark shadow of the we that we could be.