is our time. Young and old, rich and poor and everyone
in between; it is our time.
We have not bonded as we should. We have not loved as we could. We have not listened as we can. We have not concerned ourselves with the welfare of the people to our left, with the people to our right, with the people in front of our faces and the people behind our backs. We have ignored our own humanity and in doing so have ignored the humanity of others.
We is a very big word, a very sweeping concept. We, as in all of us, have used the word we to
exclude most of the rest of the human race. The word we, instead of rendering an inclusive clause in language and communication, has come to represent the vested interests of groups of people; groups that are based on political, economic, religious, intellectual or some other kind of constructed belief system.
I believe human constructs are subject to change.
Language and words can enhance communication. Language and words can also be used to manipulate, conquer and divide human interests and behavior.
As the world changes we, the all-of-us we, need to watch carefully what people are actually doing, and pay much less attention to what they (or their adherents) say they are doing.
We need to recognize good intentions, honesty, sincerity, trustworthiness and kindness in others and to reward it in kind. This is the only investment offering long term gain for the human species. We can be different from each other in many ways; but in this we need to unite.
We can afford to start with the little things, for in the coming years the little things may be the only things we can do anything about.
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