When was the last time you ate a banana? You and that banana you consumed share 60% of the same DNA.
Think on that for a second.
Only 40% of your essence is unique from that yellow fruit you pair with peanut butter on your toast.
Think of someone that you hit it off with 60% of the time. They probably aren’t your best friend but you don’t dred being around them. 60% is a fairly sufficient number for bonding and common ground. There’s quite a tangible amount of crossover when there’s 60% commonality.
And yet, even with how much more similiar we are to our neighbors than we are bananas, we’re still assholes to people.
Is not you essence significantly more than 60% similar to someone you find frustrating or irritating or unlike you? The answer is yes. Because, as I’ll repeat over and over because it’s mind bending, 60% is the commonality between you and a banana
We as humans are, in the large scheme of things, ridicously alike. And yet we are very acquainted with polarization.
What is the motivation we all tap into that encourages discovering differences over commonalities?