Willful Blindness — A Must Read!

Willful Blindness by Margaret Heffernan

Good Morning, God!

I’ve been listening to Willful Blindness for over a week now. I’m only half-way done, but already it is having an effect on me.

Wednesday, at a meeting I spoke up and said what I thought. And then yesterday I also said some things that I believed needed saying. In truth, I didn’t want to even think them, let alone SAY them.

But, my energy level is back up now. I have just experienced how much energy it takes NOT to look at the obvious! Knowing that is good, but EXPERIENCING it is so much more powerful! Thank You, God!

The information in the book covers just about every aspect of our lives. Yesterday I learned about how we are “hardwired” to follow orders. As individuals we have a keen moral sense. However, as members of a group — even just barely “groups” — we switch over into wanting to be good members of the group. We do what we are told. This behavior is something the military works very hard to balance! And business schools seem to be starting to talk about it.

The book is FULL of information that helps me better understand myself and others. Seeing willful blindness as something we ALL suffer from helps me be more understanding and less judgmental, God.

Ah, God, the more I learn the more I understand the difficulties in our changing and growing and being more fully human. And, that understanding, in itself, makes reading this book worthwhile.  But, God, You will have to help people read it. Knowing all of this is HARD!

Story teller,

Posted in choosing HARD, Compassion, seeing, Understanding

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