Men are from Mars women are from Venus? Let’s not speak in metaphors and euphemisms, here’s reality: men are from Earth women are from Earth. Deal with it. Too easily we forget that the other is human. Flesh and bone and brittle emotional mirrors, reflections of no one else but ourselves. So how do we engage when our messages seem cryptic and miscommunication is endless? Let’s travel back to the easy days of ABC’s and criss-cross-applesauce craft circles, back to the most basic life lesson each of us learned: treat others the way you wanted to be treated. So purely basic for a child to grasp, yet seemingly too complex for most adults to adhere. When we stop looking at each other to be perfect, to fit stereotypes, to be contained in boxes we have no way of fitting into, we not only start seeing but can start loving for who we are. Treating one another how we would want to be treated.