Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | January 14, 2015

Picoblog Question – 2015 – Post #2

Picoblog Question – 2015 – Post #2

How do we achieve unity here in the U.S.A.?

My two cents, but please share yours:

Change begins at home. So I’m going to do two things and hope I don’t mess up too often along the way.

  1. Use only one label to describe myself, American–never Something-American
  2. Focus on individualism and what makes each person unique and interesting


  1. I think the power lies in unity not individualism. What we can achieve together versus what we can do by ourselves.

    • Hi Linda, You’re right about the power of a team with a common goal. This question, for me, was about labeling people. When we attach labels to people in a group, it is easier to see these folks as a faceless group, easier to verbally attack and even hate them. But when we see each person within the group as an individual with special talents, as precious beyond measure, it is easier to develop respect as we get to know each of them. This respect for individuals is essential for achieving oneness between opposing groups, for unity. Cheers, Ashley

  2. I like your answers to your own question, although I seriously doubt that unity is achievable. I’m afraid we’ve gone too far down the path of “me too” self-interest to come back.

    • Hi David, If we tackle this change all alone, you may indeed be right. But if we head down the path of change with faith, we won’t be alone. And anything is possible. Cheers, Ashley

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