So there was a very interesting article in "Fast Company"
recently that talked about the fact
that people who were raised bilingual, multicultural,
tended to have a more fluid kind of creativity going.
And the reason is because they were
familiar with multiple mindwares,
multiple cultural reality tunnels.
But on the other side, I learned English very young.
I lived in the United States.
My mother has an American family.
I grew up a secular Jew.
There is that world view.
There is that mindware.
And having to move between worlds
allowed me to see just how ambiguous everything is,
and just how fluid everything is.
And so that makes you, I think, more
open to connect the dots in a new way,
more open to different world views, more open to the reality
is tightly coupled to perception,
and perception is tightly coupled to our cultural reality
Perception is essentially linguistic.
The world is made of language.
Reality is kind of written into being
inside of these cultural mindware environments
in which we live.
And so in order to deal with violence, in order
to practice tolerance, in order to fix
the maladies of the world, we first
need to realize just the fact that all of us
are living in different universes,
different cultural world views.
And I think understanding that and leveraging
that insight might allow us to find a way to connect
more deeply with one another.