Rising above separatism
One of the major problems in the human race is the barriers we place between us and other human beings.
We are all human at the core, with the same dreams, hopes and problems. It is a common mind trap to place a barrier between us and our fellow human being that separates us from fully addressing that person as an individual. Barriers of separation can include race, hair colour, nationality, gender, economic status, town, religion, and many more. We judge the fellow human not by who they are, but by a quality such as nationality.
A downside of some religions is that there is a tendency to create many barriers based upon the religion. Some religions will insist that their followers are separated from the “outsiders”; others seem only to judge their own followers through the lens of their own religion, so that if that person leaves their religion they become an enemy.
In this blog I have given no specific examples of separation, since this mind trap is universal, covering a wide range of qualities. The ideal I consider is that the individual puts aside all those barriers that create separation, to give attention to, and relate with, their fellow as an individual human being.
I would be surprised that anyone is 100% able to drop their habit to separate from others, but it is a good goal to aim for, and in doing so makes this world a happier less angry place to live in.