“Instead of a cancel culture, we need a kindness culture. Instead of engaging in conflict, we have to engage in discourse.” – Brian Buffini
Division is everywhere in our world today. In this episode, Brian reflects on why people have become separated and teaches how we can come together to be more unified. He explains why this is one of the most unusual times in our history, shares some observations about where we are in our cultural dialogue and outlines proactive steps everyone can take to heal and reunite.
YOU WILL LEARN:
- Why respect for others is so important.
- How to have grace.
- Why we shouldn’t conform.
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
“The Third Option: Hope for a Racially Divided Nation,” by Miles McPherson
“How to Win Friends and Influence People,” by Dale Carnegie
“Dead Poets Society,” movie
How to Love and Be Loved, podcast series with Joe Ehrmann
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE:
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill
“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” – Thomas Jefferson
“Nothing great has ever happened from hate.” – Brian Buffini
“Try honestly to see things from the other person’s point of view.” – Dale Carnegie
“If there’s any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.” – Henry Ford
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from their point of view.” – Harper Lee
“The smallest change in perspective can change a life.” – Oprah Winfrey
“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” – Marcus Aurelius
“It’s not what you look at that matters. It’s what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau
“In diversity, there is beauty and there is strength.” – Maya Angelou
“The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.”– Aristotle
“None of us is as smart as all of us.” – Kenneth Blanchard
“Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.” – Malcolm Forbes
“If we find ourselves becoming critical of other people, we should stop examining them and start examining ourselves.” – William Barclay
“I do not understand the mystery of grace, only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.” – Anne Lamott
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain
“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” – President John F. Kennedy
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Conformity is the last refuge of the unimaginative.” – Oscar Wilde
“I still believe America’s best days are yet to come.” – Brian Buffini