A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open. – Frank Zappa
The ‘principle of charity’ is an interesting concept. It is one that basically forces one to assume rationality at the root of any statement or concept made by others. Originating from the study of philosophy, its purpose is to take into account varying perspectives to expand thought and analysis.
We believe that applying the principle of charity more generally is worth a try. Too many of us get stuck in one thought or perspective thinking that it is right progressing to believe that no one has the right to have an opposing perspective and even worse, to mistakenly reprimand or judge others.
Again, another one of those exercises we are hoping to give a try and to share with you our experience in five days or so.
On this odd Ramadan night (25), we wish you all an evening full of blessings, connection and joy.
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