Thursday, April 27, 2017

More That Unites Than Divides

In my post several day ago, I discussed why I came out to people that I had grown up with back in my small home town. People that likely could have done without the information. This is what I said then and why I did it

By definition prejudice is the preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience. Based on the questions I received and answered to the best of my ability, many there have a better or different understanding than before. For many that evening, being transgender is no longer an abstract concept - Being transgender has a face, is a person and is someone they know. 

The video below is about helping others to know us and then understand the divide is not so great. The Heineken ad features people who disagree on issues like climate change, feminism, and transgender rights.

There's one important catch: The two people don't know they disagree with each other when they first sit down.  Watch it to the end. Well done Heineken. Thank you.     

Can two strangers with opposing views prove that there’s more that unites than divides us?


1 comment:

  1. This ad is absolutely brilliant and everyone who has fixed ideas about what other lives are like should be forced to watch it and even better be obliged to have a beer with someone they thought they might hate..