Conversations From the Open Road - Page 7

We are driven by questions, NOT answers.

We are open to complexity. We are able to hold onto seemingly conflicting parts that mix to form a more complete understanding.

We recognize the pitfalls of stereotypes.

Though they may hold some elements of truth,

they flatten the complexity of place and individual.

It is our responsibility to further our own, and thus the audience’s, understanding.

Our intention is to learn the individual stories, in order to reflect on the universals embedded within.

By diving deep into any specific issue, we are able to broaden our understanding and scope of our world and

society and how we differently and similarly negotiate human needs and desires.