Sometimes in resolving a conflict, we find it difficult to address root causes. Symptoms are much easier to deal with. So giving a diabetic patient, insulin is much easier than reversing resistance. Giving palliatives simpler than tackling the causes of poverty.
The second challenge in a crisis, is that you must align your views with the majority. Otherwise, you are labeled a sell out.
Let’s speak culture as a cause of the crisis.
A herder has an affinity with his cow. Many tell me that the cow comes first before their own families. Odd? For non herders yes. As cows are untouchable in parts of India. Snakes in some parts of Eastern Nigeria. Dogs to some Westerners. A culture is odd if you are not part of it.
The other issue is that of perspective. That if I do not see it your way, you are wrong. It’s a challenge in resolving root causes.
I shall explain the significance of culture in my next post.
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