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Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have hold for the moment, and I want to make is burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Common Strata

People do have different backgrounds, experiences and circumstances, which makes it impossible for any two individuals to “see” things exactly in the same light. People do interpret things differently, which often could results in plenty of misunderstanding, points of view and conflicts regarding the same concept, idea or point of view. For example: One man's terrorist can be regarded by another as a freedom fighter… Nelson Mandela?

In order to minimize unnecessary, uncalled for and destructive differences, we should persistently attempt to establish a common strata for all those involved in the discussion. A common strata doesn't imply exactly the same, it rather encourage and try to achieve a similar perspective, view and synchronized thinking pattern that could serve as a constructive platform to launch fruitful discussion and the meaningful sharing or exchanging of ideas.

The 'common strata'-concept can be illustrated as follows…

To establish a productive and workable Common Strata requires… time, patience, determination and lot's of effort!

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