We have a lot of trouble right now, and in large part, it is caused by the gaps we have in communication and understanding of others. And sometimes in not really understanding ourselves. Until we minimize these gaps, our problems will not get much better.
The problem is a plague upon us all. You cannot point at one person, group, or even one incident. It is up to each person to find their own way to work with the rest of humanity to better understand each other. Until each person takes a step forward, the problem remains.
The good news is that we can do this. It will not look uniform, and it will not be evenly spaced, yet it can happen. It will be small at first, and then just like baby steps, it will grow.
There may be doubters and naysayers. If we do not pay them the attention they want, their noise will slowly fade and, hopefully, come to see this as something good. At this point, our gaps will shrink, and our understanding shall grow.
Author: Mike Balof
A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future.
Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.
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