It is NOT enough to have skill sets. Human relationships require ‘people skills’ rather than ‘technical skills’. For centuries, we educated our children to become good professionals. We overlooked the importance of being a human when interacting with each other. Being ‘human’ requires ethics and being professionals require rules. We have wasted our resources by focusing on and implementing rules. We have starved and generated unnecessary suffering for one another by becoming devoted followers of rules in our social interactions. Maybe it is time to open our eyes and connect with one another as humans. Maybe it is time to learn how to build relationships, how to make decisions, and how to manage adversities based on relational ethics. Maybe it is time to stay away from corporate rules and become ‘human’.

Happy Possibilities!

Tahereh Barati