The individual cannot exist outside of the many spheres of the deeply interconnected webs of life.
All ideas in a truly free society should always be open for discussion.
There is no battle or engagement with any institution, company or government; it is always an engagement of ideas.
Always encourage and facilitate the mutual, free and respectful exchange of ideas.
We must always strive toward our noblest behavior as good listeners by receiving messages with a graceful comportment, showcasing the highest state of respect we can muster.
Afford every soul we encounter the wide and free passage they need to express themselves.
What we do to others, we do to ourselves.
We are all one in this great experience of life.
What every person or group wishes to say is important, even when we do not fully understand their message, and even when they do not fully understand their own message.
Cultivating cross-cultural understanding involves having the courage to listen carefully and respectfully, and then giving real and heartfelt consideration to what has been communicated. It involves reaching for deeper understanding beyond what was merely said, and into what was meant or intended. It involves considering the greater context of the history and experiences that created the need for the discussion, over what may sometimes be years, decades or even centuries. This type of high-order listening is only possible with great intention, humility and magnanimity.