We are starting 2021 with more tensions than ever. What is it going to take to bring us together from all across the different spectrums? Could play be the answer? In this episode I speak with Jeff Harry, positive psychology coach, speaker, workshop facilitator and my favorite person to collaborate with on TikTok! We discuss the choice between understanding and being right and the power of play to heal our divisions. We talk about what Jeff has learned about how play can change the world through everything from consulting for companies like Google and Facebook to being a black man.
In this episode we talk about:
Why the lack of shared humanity has contributed to the divisions we see in our world today
How play can help us to see each other's shared humanity
What you need to do before engaging with someone who shares different beliefs than you.
Examples of how play has healed relationships and divisions in our world
*Content Warning: This episode contains a slur word that refers to black people that is shared in the context of a story from Jeff's past (46:50 - 47:15).
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