‘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.
Or do you want to be right?
Recently I was in a meeting with my management team.
One isn’t better than the other.
We all have different personas; the child, the warrior, the sage etc.
Is a feeling.
Entrepreneurs and doctors are similar in many ways.
Recently, I had an experience that led to a decision that on the outside might have seemed rapid and reckless.
Recently I met someone who inspired me to my very core; where they’ve come from, what they believe in, what they are doing, who they are, the integrity and courage they live with, the way they are living, the choices they are making, the trust they choose to live with…
They say the man who is going to live to 150 has already been born.