“My side, right or wrong”
The alternative is, "My side is wrong this time, but we can learn a lot, fix it, and do it better next time."
Which path gets us (however you want to define 'us') closer to what we seek?
Which leads to better standards, desired outcomes and work we're proud of?
Which leads to leaders we can eagerly follow?
Tribal identity is an emotional reaction to a complicated world. But when tribal identity aligns itself with a downward spiral of selfish, poorly considered actions, it leads to suffering, not connection.
Not us vs. them. Sooner or later, it's us.
We can do better. Let's do better.