Sunday Serenity: Uniting the USA & the World

[courtesy AZquotes.com]

It has been an extremely stressful time not only here in the US, but across the globe. With a pandemic still wreaking havoc, and an American election that also finds the country solidly divided, I feel that President Roosevelt’s quote speaks volumes.

Roosevelt’s thoughts speak to my own feelings about countries, people, and inclusion.

It’s important to take a step back, look at how much we all share, and imagine what kind of world it would be if we’d allow ourselves to see our own humanness in others.

Division is not the answer; it never has been nor will it ever be. Think about how much more pleasant it would feel if we were all united for the common good. The mindset of “us” versus “them”, or “winning” versus “losing” immediately puts everyone in a category or nonsensical construct that truly doesn’t serve any of us.

Cultures are interesting; they are human-made, and in many ways are positive and beneficial. However, I’d like to demonstrate how we look at groups that we consider not our ‘own’.

A town’s high schools have baseball teams; they are considered each other’s rivals;

The town puts together a baseball team to compete against another town’s team; they are considered each other’s rivals;

Each state puts together a baseball team to compete against another state’s team; they are considered each other’s rivals;

The United States puts together a baseball team to compete against another country’s team; they are considered each other’s rivals.

But what about the fact that high school rivals are now on the same team competing for the USA “against” another country. At first, there was a feeling of “us and them.” Now you are “us,” yet a short time ago they were thought about as “them.” Maybe one high school team treated their rivals with disdain; suddenly, the disdain is gone because your uniform is now the same as mine.

Do you see where I am going with this? We compartmentalize others based on who we think they are, judging that ‘others’ must not be the same as the collective “us”. This just is not the case.

I find interesting when an astronaut describes seeing the earth from space in its entirety. Looking back ‘at earth’ they see us as together, sharing one planet. Everyone on that beautiful planet, from the astronaut’s perspective, appears to be on the same team. And the truth is, we actually are on the same team, whether we realize it or not. But I think it’s time to put that realization into the forefront.

Inclusiveness: I cannot see us as ‘they’. Us is all of us.

  25 comments for “Sunday Serenity: Uniting the USA & the World

  1. November 8, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    Divided, indeed. No rant on politics…

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  2. November 8, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    Nicely said…if humanity is to survive which is classified as the 6th extinction we must unify to achieve ONENESS. It is an amazing feeling when unity is there and not divided and the possibility of what we can achieve is great. DEMOcracy has always spoken instead of two parties wouldn’t it be nice to have just one party. ❀

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    • November 8, 2020 at 8:27 pm

      Yes, we do need unity, don’t we? Well, as long as the one party isn’t a dictatorship (which, sadly is the case with many one-party countries), but if it were a DEMOcratic society, that’s a good thing! How about I make a DEMO and send it to you? Then you can please tell me if it is any good! πŸ˜‰ xoxoxo

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      • November 8, 2020 at 11:27 pm

        No dictatorship. One party of love. Would be like overseers. If you want to send me demo tape feel free.

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      • November 9, 2020 at 8:06 am

        Now that sounds great, Joseph! Thank you (on both accounts!) Cher xo

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  3. November 8, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    Than you Cher. ❀️🌼🌸

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  4. November 8, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    Words of wisdom… Thanks, Cher. ❀

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  5. Amy
    November 8, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    Well said, Cher. Thank you for sharing with us. ❀

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    • November 8, 2020 at 8:28 pm

      Why thank you so much, Amy! I really appreciate it my dear! Cher xo

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  6. November 8, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    A very thoughtful and excellent post, Cher. Fingers crossed.

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    • November 8, 2020 at 8:29 pm

      Ah, thank you so much, Don! I am with you, Don! Fingers crossed!! Cher xo

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  7. Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader)
    November 8, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    Very wise words Cher. We are all one. All this division makes me sad.

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    • November 8, 2020 at 8:30 pm

      Thank you so much, my dear! Yes, me too. It doesn’t have to be this way. I pray for cohesiveness for the US and how it affects the entire world! Cher xoxo

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  8. vetpathol
    November 8, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    Cher, I really appreciated your Sunday Serenity post.Β  I wish that more people viewed life (and other people) in this fashion.

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    • November 9, 2020 at 11:08 am

      Thank you so much! I certainly hope that this is one day the case. I believe it changes everything! Thank you again so much! Cher xoxo

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  9. November 12, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    Great post – loved the examples to describe ‘them’ and ‘us’ and how really its just ‘us’ 😊

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    • November 12, 2020 at 7:40 pm

      Why thank you so much, Katey! I really appreciate your kind words! Yes, it really is just ‘us,’ isn’t it? Cher xoxo

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