We live in a time where we quickly put people in boxes. Maybe we have more in common than what we think. Grab a tissue when you see this beautiful clip!
At the beginning of this TV2 (Danmark) video “All That We Share”, Danes file quietly onto a stage, stepping into outlined areas on the floor. Areas meant to define them. “The High Earners” versus “Those Just Getting By.” “Those We Trust” versus “Those We Try To Avoid.” Divisions you will find not just in Denmark, but in any country on Earth.
Until a man begins to ask questions:
- “Who in this room was the class clown?”
- “Who are stepparents?”
- “How many of you love to dance?”
Quickly, the “Us versus Them” narrative falls apart. People begin to step out of their so-called defining boxes.
It’s a heartwarming reminder that our perceived labels do not define us. We can find common ground with those we perceive as most different to ourselves.