As I mentioned before the United States has a new president. One of his campaign points was uniting the country.
Now some people are saying that we have the same old thing. Division. Unity will never work. Balderdash!
Unity does not necessarily mean everyone thinks as one. If you take any two people and ask their opinions on various subjects you will find that they have different ideas on some if not all. It does not mean that they wish a different outcome to a problem; they only wish to go about solving the problem a different way. Or perhaps they do envision a different outcome.
In either case if they are unified in wanting the best and fairest solution they will begin a conversation. Each will listen to the other,,, really and earnestly listen. They will find out what and why the other person believes is the best answer.
After they have truly listened and heard what the other thinks they can then decide if either or both of them can give just a bit and still have a good outcome.
When it comes down to it unity simply requires civility. Perhaps a compromise cannot be reached. At least both have been heard. Hopefully that will soften hard feelings and leave the door open for the next difference of opinion to be aired.
I worked with a wonderful woman. She is slightly older than I am. We have differing opinions on many things. Religion and politics are major ones.
We had some marvelous conversations while we worked. I learned a great deal listening to her. She learned from me. Because we listened. Occasionally one of us would change an opinion too.
It is amazing what can be accomplished if we operate in unity. We will never completely agree. We can learn to be tolerant and respect the other person when agreement does not happen.