If we could “design” an ideal neighbor, work associates, and other members of society, we would want them to be caring, compassionate, accepting, kind, loving etc., etc. These are manifestations of one’s consciousness. We can’t force people to become this way nor can we legislate someone’s consciousness. This requires an internal change, a revolution of the heart. Yet society is attempting to do this. The truth is that sharing something in common unites and focusing on differences with others naturally divides us. We can’t cure someone’s disease by becoming infected with the same disease (think about that one). Our shared common truth is that we are all spiritual beings temporarily occupying different types of material bodies. We have a common true identity (our spiritual identity) and different temporary or false identities (our bodies or the labels attached to our bodies and minds). We ARE NOT THESE LABELS! This then raises the question. Are our so-called solutions healing us or hurting us further???? The Bhagavad-gita states:

“He is a perfect yogi who, by comparison to his own self, sees the true equality of all beings, in both their happiness and their distress, O Arjuna!” Bg 6.32