In our increasingly interconnected world, fostering cross-cultural understanding is not just beneficial, it’s essential. As a physician who has worked in different countries, I’ve seen the beautiful diversity of human experience and the common threads that bind us together. Engaging with various cultures not only broadens our perspectives but fosters empathy and respect for our global neighbors. This respect transcends borders and enriches our global community , where every interaction adds a new thread to the energetic tapestry of our shared human story. We are not allowed to interrupt this story by the modern threats of humankind, but need to allow our shared humanity to grow amidst all this, – because a new experience of our humanity within our leaders will preserve us as a people. The excelerating cost, however, towards modern weapons as perceived protection will in the end protect none of us anymore.