‘obstinately or unreasonably attached to a belief, opinion, or faction, and intolerant towards other people's beliefs and practices.’
You are bigoted.
But I’m sure you don’t think of yourself that way. You might even take offence to it
So am I.
We reserve the term ‘bigot’ for those who hold strong opinions that are different from ours.
Being a capitalist is bigotry. Being a socialist is bigotry. But the capitalists just say they are smart and that the socialists are bigoted, and the socialist just say they are right and the capitalists are bigoted.
The question is not whether we are bigoted, we all are in some form, it’s whether we are aware of the fact we are bigoted.
Awareness allows us to act in spite of rather than act because of our bigotry.
Awareness allows us compassion, which allows us to move beyond our bigotry.
Sometimes leadership is about creating a vision and bringing people along.
To love and be loved. Isn’t that all there really is?
Almost everyone I know who has achieved greatness in something, be that business, sports, the arts, they all began their journey to escape something.
There’s a lot of talk now about hiring people for attitude rather than skills.
When we want something, we are taught to visualise that thing, to focus on that image, until we have it.
There’s almost never a completely clean run.
Sometimes wonderful things take you by surprise, they open a new door.
Have you ever moved into a new house and seen something that needed fixing and thought “I’ll get on to that soon”?
Humans are tribal.
As humans we have an insatiable desire to explain untoward events so we can get on with solutions.