Challenge your brain go beyond just YOUR experiences Think back to your childhood and adolescence….what was going on in your world?  What was your family like, your friends, your education, your media exposure? Hold those thoughts for a moment and think about how that might shape your beliefs.  Did you work hard for what you achieved?  Did you have exposure to a diverse set of experiences and people?  Did you think everyone was just like you?  If you are like me, the answers are revealing.  I was raised by a single mom with low disposable income. We had a small two-bedroom apartment near the bowling alley and I felt quite embarrassed to bring friends over.  Most of my friends were in more affluent families with access to more resources.  I worked hard for the things I got and thought everyone else did too.   I thought my way of doing things was clearly the obvious right way to do...

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