1 + 1 = 3

By now, inclusion and belonging are planted firmly enough in the culture that it’s not too hard to find Very Serious People who’ll aver that differences of perspective and opinion are genuinely better.

(This is not the same as genuine equity of opportunity. Learning to see difference and say the right things can be good steps in the right direction, but they don’t mean we’re doing the right things or getting the right outcomes.)

So, two cheers for the idea in the abstract, when it’s easy.

The real learning — and the real value — is what happens when it’s hard, but we stay committed and curious and compassionate anyway.