During a recent conversation with some 3rd Tri’s we began to talk about how we were in our teen/hs years and the cliques we belonged to or didn’t.
We also explored some about how we treated others who weren’t in our clique during that time. This then led us to look at how it is for us now. Most of us agreed we are more tolerant now of differences in age, sex, interests and possibly even political outlooks. But at the same time, we find we make friends with others our own age and with similar interests in much the same way as we always did.
Let’s take this time to explore the topic further. How have you changed or how have you not changed when it comes to inclusion and exclusion. Were you excluded at some point in your life and what was that experience for you? Is it easier now for you to tolerate differences in others and what do you think may have precipitated that in your life? Is is possible you have become less tolerant and if so, why? I bet there are some stories to tell here. We can expand this topic to explore all kinds of prejudice, and the more current controversy around bullying.
It can also be interesting to discuss ways we are more or less tolerant of ourselves as well. It seems to me as I age I find I enjoy my own company better. And, I’m always looking for more and interesting connections with others. How are you doing with that?
Hope to see you at this meetup. Remember, the topic always leads to new discoveries, so come, join the conversation and let’s see what we can create out of this!