We are all human

I know humans are wired to fear the unknown or what is different, but why do we fear our own kind? Why don’t we approach each other as humans? After all, we are the same underneath. Made of blood, bones, tissue, cells… To our core we are all made of the same materials, same biology. So many have died because many of us either don’t care enough or don’t dare to speak out.

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality

Desmond Tutu

We might all be different as individuals but we all share at least one thing in common. The similarities can come from the smallest thing, but we are all united by something, the work is finding what that is. So why do we jump to conclusions immediately? Why do we put ourselves as us and them, instead of just being one? After all, we are the same species. We are the same kind. There is so much sadness, hatred, insanity. It makes me furious!

So much bigotry, lies, corruption! Close mindedness, prejudice, stereotypes, misconceptions. Where is the tolerance for one another? Where is the compassion for our neighbors in need? Where is love and patience? it is insanity to think that after so many atrocities people would have changed by now.

Why does it also have to be a constant struggle for basic human rights? That should not even be a fight, it should be a given! It should be undeniable! There is so much pain, hurt, agony. Where is benevolence? What happened to love your neighbor? What happened to treat others the way you want to be treated? Why do I feel like these words are all empty and meaningless? Is it because it seems only a few are willing to risk everything but not all of the people on this planet are?

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people

Martin Luther King Jr.

How many more have to die before people wake up? Does it have to happen to you or someone you know to do something about it? How many more lives have to be sacrificed so people will realize that we are annihilating ourselves? That we are committing sins against humanity. That we are all equality guilty of looking away or doing nothing. How many more children should die before something truly gets done? Our greatest violation against humanity is our inaction to do something about the atrocities that occur not only within our country but those around the world as well.

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Money, power, and fame, are also some of our greatest weaknesses that have lead to many disgraces. When will those in power stop looking for self gain and self promotion? When will they be held accountable for their actions (or inactions) and greed? I’m not saying that all are as such but many are or have been at fault for that. That needs to change because (as the United States of America constitution says)- We The People and not anyone one person and/or group. As Abraham Lincoln said, “government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from this earth.”

If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law

Henry David Thoreau

What is the point, if we will all end ten feet underground with none of the materialistic things we collect during our lifetime? If we won’t be remembered by our wealth but by how we led our lives and how we affected those around us. The most lasting thing we leave behind is the memory of who we were during our lifetime. If you want to be remembered, why not be remembered by the good deeds and the positive contributions you can make in other’s lives? Why would you want to be remembered as someone who only brought destruction and more suffering?

Because you have to remember: Underneath our differences we are all human.

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