Humane. . .

Pandemics. Poverty. Hate. Hunger – With all of the issues that exist in today’s world, it can be easy to lose faith in humanity. We may ask ourselves, “Why should we care if no one else does? Nothing ever seems to change or get any better, so we might as well accept the world as it is.” Although it is important to acknowledge the existing injustices and view them as serious issues that need to be resolved, it is equally important for us to realize our own part in seeing those problems and solutions become part of our shared reality.

During bad circumstances, which is the human inheritance, you must decide not to be reduced. You have your humanity, and you must not allow anything to reduce that. We are obliged to know we are global citizens. Disasters remind us we are world citizens and like it or not we are both the problems and the answers.

The roads we share and walk have never been easy paths to hold yet if we look up from our own slanted perspectives and the injustices that caused them, we can see a shining a light. Not a otherworldly light that miraculously wipes the slates clean but the light of our minds focused together on our shared conditions. I will sum it up with this quote:

The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane. – Mahatma Gandhi

Peace and Love, Jim

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