Recently, I read “How Our Minds Shape Reality” on The Dose.
Here’s the tl;dr version of the article:
If we always think negative thoughts, we’re going to focus on finding and expecting negative outcomes.
This understanding of the brain and neuroscience can be applied to ‘more effective’ queer and trans advocacy.
We must hold to the belief of a better future, one with greater freedoms, understanding, unalienable human rights, and so on.
If we only focus on what’s wrong in the now and project that into the future, the narratives we use and the advocacy we promote will create that negative future, not just in our thinking, but in our approach and expectations.
In other words, we will be fighting for the thing we don’t want to see, but ultimately, we will be co-creating it, giving it life by fighting against it in the future.
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