Destructive Impediments of Dichotomy
Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD)
One of humankind’s most destructive impediments is the tendency to perceive imaginary fears as opposing dichotomies or threatening ideologies. In doing so imaginary fears become reality; circumstances exasperate and become a very real “clear and present danger”. Desire or fear tend to create an either its only black or its only white thinking which tends to breed mistrust and hinders broad-based inclusive solutions.