Imagine a living mosaic of stunning hues and shapes where many of the tiles, noting their neighbor's differences, sought to destroy those other bits of color. Great beauty would be lost.
This image came to me when I ran across a statement from the Dalai Lama this morning: "In today’s interconnected and globalized world, it’s now commonplace for people of different world views, faiths and races to live side by side. It’s a matter of great urgency, therefore, that we find ways to cooperate with one another in a spirit of mutual acceptance and respect."
It's all about living the four transcendental ideals: Truth. Beauty. Goodness. Unity.
"And what about love?" you may ask. There it is. I answer.
TBGU were first pondered in the book If Aristotle Ran General Motors, which is really not about Aristotle or a car company. They're just placeholders for all the great thinkers and all the places we work where we need a sense of fulfillment and happiness to boost us. It turns out that Truth, Beauty, Goodness, and Unity are the foundations for this, in any context.
For more, see, If Aristotle Ran General Motors: The New Soul of Business