Universality of Desire

(article migrated from previous project, Perspective Link)

One of the big distinctions I’ve learned over time is that the line separating our perspective from other perspectives is much less stark. It’s still there, but it is much less pronounced.

At the end of the day, we are all far more similar than different. And at the end of the day, we all have the capacity to empathize with the feelings of others far more than we realize.

As humans, we seek love. We appreciate humour. We dislike being insulted or hurt. We recognize goodness. We value being recognized and respected.

Some of us are blocked. Some of us are in denial. Some of us are more expressive.

On the other hand, some of us are certainly more mature. And some of us might be transcendent (i.e. not dependent on them).

However, the same seed of desire lives within all of us. It is universal. And this realization is the basis through which conflict can be transcended, starting from our own appreciation of this.

Ranjeeth Thunga
Perspective Mapper
rkt@perspectivemapper.org

 

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