The “Othering” Process

The “Othering” Process

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It is a natural tendency for humans to ‘other’ i.e. to believe that the group (race, religion, ethnicity, culture, gender, country, sexual orientation, species etc.) that they are a part of is inherently the ‘right’ way to be human or to exist.  For important evolutionary reasons this tendency is still ubiquitous today.  However, it is also the root cause of violence, wars, discrimination and marginalization.  Is there someway to stop ourselves from othering either consciously or subconsciously?  Or will we have to deal with this part of our psychology forever?

Full Article: The “Othering” Process on The Advanced Apes

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