Opening to different perspectives inspires us to think and act in different ways. It enables us to appreciate how even points of view incomprehensible to us can serve others. The most successful civilizations throughout history are those that traded with and learned from other groups. Those who remained isolated, stagnated. The cross fertilization of ideas – societally and individually – drives innovation and progress. The clear benefits of connection, cooperation and commerce underscore a basic truth: being open minded and inclusive isn’t just a humanistic, moral or ethical ideal, it promotes personal and societal…

Evolution.