For all that we argue about, it’s all too easy to ignore the multitude of things we all have in common. It always feels good to stand your ground on any opinions you hold in the minority — and I’m not saying we’re not right on those issues — but I don’t think we can dismiss those bridge-builders who choose to focus on everyone’s similarities.
David Hayward makes this point in a much more eloquent way:
The problem is that we are not aware of, or do not care to see, or are completely blind to the connections, to our unity.
This is for all kinds of reasons. Mostly our conditioning. Followed by our unwillingness to become aware of our conditioning.