That is Positive Identity.
Positive Identity looks to reject the mistrust, division, and alienation that people feel. In a world where it seems like only negativity reigns, we want to create positivity. To be clear, we must never stop seeking to fix the world and addressing the wrongs in it. Many have suffered along the way and we as a society must do everything in our power to heal those who have been hurt. But we must also know what we’re fighting for. Because if we only see the darkness of the world, that is all we’ll ever get. At PI, we want to be that light in the world. We want to celebrate who you are, who others are and how we’re working together to improve the world. We aim to spread and create stories that show the good people of all identities are doing for each other and the world. However we do things a little differently. While we want to change the world, we realize that true change comes from within. The foundation of this system of thinking comes from one age-old philosophy.
“Love your neighbor as yourself.”
How can you love others if you don’t know how to love yourself? You must celebrate the members of your community who have done good in the world and be inspired by them. Seek to emulate them. Then celebrate the achievements of other communities as well. Celebrate each other and work together to succeed even greater than before. Perception guides action and we aim to change perception.
You can only be a great person or have others be great by first seeing them as such. We aim to share stories that show great people of all identities. Stories of people doing things that we know that you and others can do as well. We know that many of you care, like we do. You want to do something, anything to see things change. While many these days wonder what our place is in society, on social media and on the internet, we believe these platforms are opportunities for good. We know that sharing and supporting stories like this changes people. It changes people for the better. Sharing these stories and supporting others will even change you for the better. The people in your life will see you supporting Asian, Black, Hispanic and White, Native, Mixed, Other and beyond. They’ll see you supporting people in the good they do and in turn they’ll support you in becoming that greater person.
Furthermore, by highlighting the positive things people of your identity group have done, it helps to give you confidence in your success, teach you what “success” is and helps you understand how to succeed. Some people think success is getting wealthy and famous; others believe that they should have a family, others think it’s activism, for others its following God. We primarily feel success is being a moral person who works in service to others. We seek to highlight all the different ways people are ‘doing good’ among various communities.
We live in a diverse world. By seeing the best of other communities you will have a far greater outlook on life. Instead of repulsing yourself from other communities, exposure to the good they do will have you drawn to them instead. Having a positive self-image and a positive image of others will make you more driven, smarter, and eclectic in what you want to accomplish.
Let’s go back to our motto. We are here because we want change for America and The World. ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’. See the good in yourself, see it in others, they see it in you and soon you’ll both be helping each other more and more and perpetuating that good. This will create a feedback loop, where your help of others will cause them to help you and thus radically improve you all. We have to change this idea that we’re in competition with each other and to do that means to change perception and then action. The success of others doesn’t mean our failure. The success of others should mean our success as well because we know they’re helping us, on our side and rooting for us to succeed as well.
We all agree to the shared values of Democracy/Republics, Human Rights, Global Charity, Scientific Progress, Cultural Greatness and so forth. So let’s celebrate how we’re succeeding in these values and how others are succeeding! Then, let’s take action on those feelings. By seeing the best in ourselves and others we open the door to radical and exponential self-achievement, community achievement and united global progress.
Right now in the world, it seems like things are getting worse. At PI we argue that we don’t have to let the world define who we are. We still have the power to define the world.
Let’s celebrate the positive things that Asian, Black, Hispanic, White people and all other communities have done to create a better world. And then let’s take action to give more to celebrate