Existence is not political

Existence in the world is not a political act.

Should there be support for people who are experiencing the traumas of life?


But merely existing, in and of itself, is not a political act.


However, when we are held deeply in the sway of lazy-yet-attractive ideologies, as a substitute for doing the hard, uncomfortable work of dissecting and disassembling the areas of our lives that are politically driven, religiously driven, or even economically driven, we run into a problem.

Here’s the problem: If you believe that existing is a political act, and I disagree with your political position—on any topic—then inherently I am disagreeing with your very existence.

And, of course then the logic follows from there, giving you permission to do violence and to oppress me. Or, at least, to place enough pressure on me to “get my mind ‘right’.”

Because, of course, when you’re on the side of the angels, or the “right” side of “history” then everyone and anyone else who is not on your side deserve justice.

Jesan Sorrells

Jesan Sorrells

Jesan Sorrells is THE emergent premiere keynote speaker, author, and blogger! Jesan is the author of two books, Marketing For Peace Builders: How to Market Your Value to a World in Conflict (2013) and My Boss Doesn’t Care: 100 Essays on Disrupting Your Workplace By Disrupting Yourself, now available on Amazon.com. Jesan is the CEO and Founder of Human Services Consulting and Training, the home of the e-learning platform LeadingKeys. Jesan hosted The Earbud_U Podcast (2014-2018) and currently hosts the Jesan Sorrells Audio Experience, both podcasts are focused on conflict engagement, entrepreneurship, and innovation for the 21st century. Check out Jesan on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn as well as his YouTube Channel, Jesan Sorrells Presents. Contact Jesan TODAY and book him to speak at your event!