I’m not sure there ever existed a time where we were not defined by our gender, nationality or the color of our skin; or when there was a time where we were not defined by our religion. Nowadays we even take it a step further and define each other by our sexual orientation.
It’s not enough to be simply a human being, we need a label on it. We need a hierarchy based on the type of human being we are or even where we were born.
Don’t mistake someone who was born and raised in New York from someone born and raised in Texas.
Don’t mistake someone who is Mexican from someone who is Peruvian.
A person born to a white father and black mother is “required” to pick a “race”.
We need these nice neat little groups. We take for granted that we are all human beings because it’s not something we give much thought to or feel it has anything to do with who we are.
This is the world we live in today.
Do you think there might be a day where we give up these labels because all they do is create a division between you and me? Do you think there will come a day where we simply look at each other as human beings and stop there because the rest of who we are becomes irrelevant?
I believe it is possible. All you have to do is look at a glimpse of history and believe it too.
Over 150 years ago we believed in slavery.
50 years ago we believed in the separation of blacks and whites.
It took until 1919 before we understood that women deserved the right to vote.
To think that there was a time where any of this existed. Many of us shudder at the idea.
That’s where I know there is HOPE that we are headed in the right direction. All we have to do is individually see our own self as a human being.
I am a human being.
I’ll stop there.
Until next time….
Devoted to Me begins with me and continues to you. Accept it. Pass it on.