Understanding people before judging them is a rare characteristic. Daryl Davis changed the world by showing us that even people who are filled with hatred can learn to love when they are shown the world from a new perspective. People want to be good, but the world tells us that others are bad. Which can make our primal instincts go into defense mode. When this happens it can cause us to adopt ideologies that are misguided and cruel. Daryl Davis shows us that we can change people’s minds when we take the time to listen before we judge.
This man perfectly encapsulates the idea behind the Purple Pill. Our political enemies are actually just our fellow citizens who are rightfully dissatisfied with the way our country is being run. Whether you lean red or blue, most people today want the government to change the status quo. The media and monied interests have segregated the majority of our citizens from the power centers of our country and now there is widespread disillusionment as a result. The sources that provide us with information have been peddling talking points to intentionally divide us. Whether their motivations were based on malice or profit, they have planted terribly destructive seeds in our society. The American people are at each other’s throats. This is an unproductive mentality for average people to hold. Like the man in this video says, we have more in common