I know, psychologists have a reputation for “kumbaya” talk. I guess I am guilty as charged!
But what do I mean by “All together, we are one?”
When I was a graduate student in psychology, I was impressed by the work of Harry Stack Sullivan, the father of interpersonal psychiatry. He liked to say, “We are all more similar than different.” He was more interested in the commonalities of human experience than our differences.
Our culture, however, is highly focused on what makes each person unique. We all like to see ourselves as special and individual. Of course we are... Read More