What Unites Us 

The Dalai Lama Strikes a Chord

This article is so meaningful to me and gives me hope that our country and our workplace can find common ground to unite and progressively move forward.

“This speaks to a broader human truth: We all need to be needed. Being ‘needed’ does not entail selfish pride or unhealthy attachment to the worldly esteem of others. Rather, it consists of a natural human hunger to serve our fellow men and women. As the 13th-century Buddhist sages taught, ‘If one lights a fire for others, it will also brighten one’s own way.'”

“Indeed, what unites the two of us in friendship and collaboration is not shared politics or the same religion. It is something simpler: a shared belief in compassion, in human dignity, in the intrinsic usefulness of every person to contribute positively for a better and more meaningful world. The problems we face cut across conventional categories; so must our dialogue, and our friendships.”

And our work relationships. This article cuts to the core of what we have in common with our colleagues: the desire to have our work matter, to have a purpose in life that extends beyond ourselves. Let’s use this as the common ground on which we build and strengthen diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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