|At least in the United States of America, where I live right now, one of the main threats is the threat of fulfilling your potential of living together, of enjoying each other is really an intense political polarization. And it’s partly striking because it bears on the pandemic, and how to react to the pandemic has become a political matter and also in terms of other social issues. I think to address intense political polarization and to reap the benefits of living together, forming a social community, we need at least two components of wisdom. The first one is openness to others, as different as they may be. I think we should learn to open to others, even if they come from the other side, whatever the other side is. And the second one which is related, is what I like to call the sense of “social offset dissociation,” self-distancing. Not social distancing, as we’ve seen, but self-distancing, and I think that you must learn that some of the ideals or values that define us, maybe aren’t that essential to who we are. And once we’ve got to self-distancing, we may be better to interact with people on the other side, whatever the other side looks like.