Here’s a beautiful spread from Cosmos Magazine on cooperation in nature. If natural enemies can make peace with one another for mutual advantage, shouldn’t human communities be able to recognize how much more we stand to gain by setting aside our petty differences… or even working through our substantive differences?
It’s largely a matter of will. We have to want to resolve our disagreements more than we want to be right. Some earlier thoughts on conflict resolution here.
Thanks to Rabbi Yaakov Feitman for his article in this week’s Mishpacha Magazine.