The Impossible We?

We may not be using the correct language when dealing with societal problems like climate change. Dr. Jonathan Rowson suggests that using the pronoun “We” does little to band people together when trying to solve pressing global issues mainly due to its “unreflective” nature. When we use “We” to lump everyone together, he states, we often ignore the “varying perceptions, competing interests, and power dynamics” within the collective, which makes it difficult to determine what we need to do to actually solve said issues. Read full article here

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