are all citizens of one world, we are all of one blood.
To hate people because they were born in another country,
because they speak a different language, or because
take a different view on this subject or that, is a
Desist, I implore you, for we are all
equally human. . . .
Let us have but one end in view: the
welfare of humanity.
sometimes wonder what this world would be like if we could
divert all the energy that people spend hating each other,
loving each other instead. What if we didn't spend our
time arguing about how wrong or how different other people
are, and instead spent that time working on problems that
face all people. What if we no longer spent our time
and energy looking at differences and instead spent that
time and energy looking at how we can help each other to be
the best people we can be, no matter what our race or ethnic
or geographical background?
all come from the same source. Period. All of
us. I can't define that source or draw a picture of
it, but I know that we all have the same origins, and we all
share a common bond of humanity here on this planet.
Our goal should be to do all that we can to make sure that
there's enough fairness and love and compassion to go
around--not trying to improve our own lots by bringing other
people down. My blood can be used in the body of any
other human being of the same blood type--that should be
enough to convince me that any differences that I see are
simply superficial, not deep differences that justify
live in communities, and the only way to truly strengthen
community is through acceptance of the people in it.
The things that don't matter--skin color, national origin,
language, etc.--really shouldn't enter into the equation as
to whether or not certain people should be seen as part of
the community or not.
we show bias and prejudice, we really are hurting ourselves,
not the people we don't like. We're weakening our own
communities, and we're denying ourselves the influence and
input of people who might have learned many different
lessons than those that we've learned, in many different
ways. Once we accept others, we can learn from them
and benefit from their presence, and our communities can
grow stronger, helping all of us.