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Monday, 28 January 2013

Something to think about...

We Are People


We are people.
We are not gay, straight, or bi.  We are all these things, and so much more.
We are people.  We are not black, white, Asian, or aboriginal.  We are all of these things, and so much more.
We are people.  We are not Jews, christian, Muslim, Shinto, Buddhist, atheist, or any other religion.  We are all of these things, and so much more.
We are not rich or poor.  We are not pretty or ugly.  We are not old or young.  We are not male nor female.  We are all of these things, and much, much more.
Why we insist on narrow viewpoints, limiting perspectives, and closing our minds to new ideas is beyond me.
We are people.  We need to be equal in standing, in rights, and in potential.  Should we ever achieve this, humanity will leap forward.
We are weaker when any of us is thought of as just gay.  Or just Muslim.  Or just black.  We all fail in our potential.  That is our weakness.  That is our critical flaw.  It is why we fight, why we weaken ourselves, and why we deny recognition of others, and therefore, through that precedent, ourselves.
Our strength as homo sapiens lies in our diversity.  Our willingness to adapt to new ideas, share new philosophies, and use them to change our perspective.  We grow, we develop, and we improve as we change, progressing ever forward and these ideas and philosophies are applied.
We are all people, as different as we are from one another.  But because we are people, we are also the same.
Copyright 2013 this blog.


  1. Couldn't agree more. Great post! :-)

    1. thanks Ermie. I'm not sure its a finished thought, but it wanted out- NOW!

  2. I was thinking exactly the same thing this morning, when I was at the post office and someone was being rude about someone who was from another country. I was shocked by some of the things he said, and I wonder why people can't just treat everybody the same way.

  3. I hear you Laura. But really, why can't we skip the labels? I mean why do we limit who we are? The one label we all share- human, people, whatever- is the one that limits us the least. If we all treated each other with the respect everyone is due as a person, this world would be an infinitely better place...

  4. A very thoughtful post. I really hpe that people will learn something from it. You could also add mental and physical handicaps to your list, since that is also something that we should embrace and can learn a great deal from.

  5. indeed. Even I could learn something from it. And should.