As the candidates ramped into high gear for their last surge of campaigning this last month, I was bothered by the thought that we as a nation have lost the meaning of the word collaboration. We are supposed to be the United, not the Divided, States of America.
Intolerance, bigotry, hate, fear -- the summation of all these is lack of empathy. We're imprinted to hold our opinion, shut out our opponent, win at all costs, prove the other guy wrong. But I can hope.