We all Matter
The fact that we are human beings is infinitely more important than all the peculiarities that distinguish human beings from one another.
– Simone de Beauvoir
When I was a little girl and I was behaving badly, my mom would always say it was because my hair was in my eyes and I needed to get my bangs cut. I never did figure out if there really was a correlation between hair in your eyes and bad behavior. But if there is, then there are a lot of people in the world that need to get their bangs cut. It seems like the news agencies and our governmentd have gotten into a rut. A pattern of bad behavior where they are just waiting to maliciously pounce on one another. They have forgotten their purpose. They got sidetracked and can’t seem to find their way back to their purpose.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to ONE HUMAN RACE.
– Kori Annan
Sometimes the same thing happens to us. We get sidetracked off on some piece of drama. As it plays out we get sucked further and further down that particular rabbit hole. It’s like when we go into the kitchen to get a drink of water. Then we notice stuff on the counter that someone got out and didn’t put away. So we put it away. Then we notice dishes in the sink. So mumbling about how we have to do it all, we take care of that. Then we are tired and go back into the living room to sit on the sofa, completely forgetting that we got up to get a glass of water.
Every American deserves to live in freedom, to have his or her privacy respected and a chance to go as far as their ability and effort will take them – regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, or economic circumstances.
– Christopher Dodd
The world right now if we paid attention to the news seems pretty scary. It would seem that it is filled with violence, and racial and gender hatred. For some reason, the news and our political leaders around the world seem to be focused on the small minorities of events that are truly negative. Nothing is said about the positive things that are going on around us. In Washington hundreds maybe even thousands of employees are doing a great job, but we don’t hear about their progress, we hear about the negative fighting that is going on within the political parties and even amongst their own parties. In our local towns, the news for 45 minutes will be about every negative thing going on around the world, and then they spend a less than 5 minute segment on someone in the local area that is giving back and helping those in need. We need to reverse this trend. Spend more time on the great people all around us that are doing great work helping others. Celebrate milestones in peoples lives.
I hope that people will finally come to realize that there is only one “race” – the human race – and that we are all members of it.
– Margaret Atwood
It has to begin with peaceful collaborative action. We as in all of humanity, all matter and we are all equal. We may have different colors of skin; have different religious beliefs; have different cultures and social and economic backgrounds, but we are still all the same. We all need to be seen and heard as being a part of our families and communities. We need to turn towards each other in brotherly love and trust. We are all one people and we need to start standing together. We need to cultivate like a garden the science of human relationships. We need to weed out what is wrong, support what is weak, and prune off anything that isn’t supporting the growth of peace.
We’re All human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.
Each of us has a powerful voice that needs to be heard. We have the right to speak up when wrongdoing is being done or condoned. It is the basis of how this country was founded. Instead of listening to those who seek to tear down our country out of fear, we need to show the world just how powerful a group of people can be when they come from their hearts with peace and love to each other. We need to transform that fear into love and forgiveness. The world will be changed by our positive examples of reaching out to each other in love.
Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You’re able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.
– Ralph Marston
Each of us, has thoughts and ideas of what can be done to improve our broken system. We need to listen with both ears to what each one is saying. We need to be slow to speak from the standpoint of making sure that our words are contributing to the discussion, and not tearing it apart. We need to be part of the solution. We all want a world without war, conflict or suffering
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the present inaccessible.
– Maya Angelou
When we see police shootings of unarmed men or women in their pajamas who were just trying to report a possible crime, it is obvious that changes must be made. Not only laws or procedures, but hearts and minds need to be changed. If we each start with our own heart and mind, seeking to rip out the prejudices and judgements that we have ourselves, then we will have made a good start to what needs to be done by every person in our world.
If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.