In this video, Ayse explains the similarities of coexisting opposites in Turkey and New York.

Turkey lies in the middle of the East and West, moving backwards and forwards in modernity at the same time.  Similarly, New York is a clash or rich and poor, new and old architecture.

Living amongst opposites inspires a new form of unified thinking.  Republican vs. Democrat, funny vs. boring, tall vs. short, and US vs. Turkey, pit us against each other.  While opposites highlight our differences the objective is to rise above sidedness all together.

Diversity is bigger than aversion.  It’s only when you understand both sides can you make the biggest difference.

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By Wells Baum

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