What lessons did you learn in 2020?
There are so many lessons I learned. While I already knew I was an empath, I really had to learn how to combine self-care with fulfilling my life’s mission.
My mission is helping others understand and appreciate people who are different.
My mission is also to take the sting out of being different.
When we embrace our own differences, we can allow others to be their kind of different. And with all those different differences, there’s such a thing as politics with integrity.
In other words, politics with integrity happens when we abide by the 4R’s as suggested by Kate Berardo, Darla K. Deardorff, and Fons Trompenaars in the book “Building Cultural Competence: Innovative Activities and Models.”
The 4R’s of Cultural Competence and Appreciation are:
1. Recognition (How competent is a person to recognize cultural differences around him or her?)
2. Respect (How respectful is a person about those differences?)
3. Reconciliation (How competent is a person to reconcile cultural differences?)
4. Realization (How competent is a person to realize the necessary actions to implement the reconciliation of cultural differences?)
So back to my first question, what lessons did YOU learn in 2020? I really do want to know!