Tag: Tiffany Shlain

Need help loving humanity? How to evolve beyond “us” versus “them” thinking

Painting of the word "Love".

One of the greatest threats to humankind is our tendency to create what sociologists call in-groups and out-groups. While such distinctions contribute to group solidarity, increased safety, and a personal sense of belonging, they can also lead to the us versus them thinking that underlies humans’ greatest acts of cruelty. Each of the following precipitate from us versus them …

“Being Human” from a trauma-informed perspective

I spent Saturday, March 24 at the Being Human 2012 conference with over 900 people who, like me, are preoccupied with the question, What does it mean to be human? Scientists, scholars, and artists addressed four areas where human experience is being redefined: • Perception | Sensations • Mental + Self-Representations | Decision Making • …