Friday Thread: The Struggle for Esteem?

Can we make ourselves feel good without making others feel bad?

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Political philosopher, Cillian McBride, explores this question with people from Tiger’s Bay, a Loyalist community in North Belfast. He talks to them about bonfires, flags and parading, and the challenges posed by cultural practices that neighbouring communities can experience as hostile gestures.

He suggests we think about these issues in terms of a struggle for social recognition – a feature that is common among all individuals and societies.