One of my biggest takeaways from my trip to Cairo last year was that all of the younger generation of Egyptians, and especially the revolutionaries, are keenly aware of how important it is that we all start relating to each other as people.
I don’t get that sense from Americans so much. But it bears repeating, over and over again: We are not our governments. People from the Muslim and Eastern parts of the world and people from the Western parts of the world have way more in common than most Americans think. Our governments don’t want us to realize that, because they thrive off of the divisions they create between us.
We NEED to start relating to each other as people.