So this is where I'm going to post this. I think it is important, leading up to the 2024 Presidential election, that we remember who we are and what our strengths are as a species. It took a few years for me to process my military experience in the U.S. Navy but I came away with a single lesson that I feel is the most important thing I've ever learned. I learned that I live in a world populated by humans (not Americans, Europeans, Asians, Africans, Middle Easterners, South Americans, etc.). We are all essentially the same. We all ultimately want the same things. I may have this part wrong, but I've come to believe that we all want to live in safety, we all want to provide for the people we care about in the way we are best suited for, and we want to be happy.
Worthy of it's own thread.