The value of understanding

08/05/2018

By: Daniel Milham (DanielMilham.tech)

All throughout life I was encouraged to keep my original identity intact in order to listen and grow from others...
...all of the members of my family encouraged me to excel at what I do and not waste my or anyone else's time with quitting or with half-hearted efforts.

From an early age, I was encouraged to always reach my aspirations.
I Come from a line of "different" thinkers.

My mother was a college grad in a STEM field during the late 60's, my grandmother started as the first to speak English in her household worked as a seamstress and ended up as an assistant to investors at an old firm in NYC 1940's.

The men were in a business like my Dad.
He is a 23-year now retired Corporate Sales Manager back to the 70's, and my Grandfather a Union member building the roads and sewer systems of the city in the 1940's.

All throughout life I was encouraged to keep my original identity intact in order to listen and grow from others.
Whether it was a traditional path or something more abstract, all of the members of my family encouraged me to excel at what I do and not waste my or anyone else's time with quitting or with half-hearted efforts.
I am often confused today and wish all of them were still here as generational gaps, and other identity issues seem to plague our world today.

See, we used to talk about things at the dinner table and the take away then and still today seems to be simple.
We need to teach children the value of understanding; not everything can be viewed with only positive scopes and mass mob mentality.

I feel that we teach each other to dominate a point, topic, or group in hordes today since these strategies are instilled in us at very early ages throughout society.
No positive individual identities and no comfort in their own feelings are what we have today as a result, and true confidence in individuality has now been deemed a threat.
We don't share or exchange views anymore with understanding at the core.

We just become "tribal" and divide, when will it end?

Daniel Milham

08/05/2018 | Category tag(s): Opinion, Values