The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.
I think people would live a bit longer if they didn't know how old they were. Age puts restrictions on things.
Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me.
Institutionalized rejection of difference is an absolute necessity in a profit economy which needs outsiders as surplus people.
Having a different belief system is not a crime, but having a belief system that belittles other belief systems, is not just a crime, but downright dangerous to peace and progress.
Here I give you four foundational pillars of being human - four pillars of humanhood. The four pillars of humanhood are devotion, duty, acceptance and action - devotion to human interest, duty to stand up to discrimination, bigotry and injustice, acceptance of all humans regardless of belief, intellect and status, and action to eliminate the issues in one's society.
Repudiation reinforces beliefs.
Through love, tribes have been intermixing colors to reveal a new rainbow world. And as more time passes, this racial and cultural blending will make it harder for humans to side with one race, nation or religion over another.
Let's renounce our weapons and become a beacon of hope and hatelessness in the vastness of our universe. If any extraterrestrial race is observing us, let them know that the little blue dot may be tiny in size, but it holds unimaginable potential for greatness and glory. As the saying goes, big things come in small packages. Let them know, the tiny blue dot in a corner of the Milky Way, doesn't just hold intelligent life, it holds the life that knows the value of life.
Whenever there is an uprising of misery, discrimination and sectarianism, I shall rise over and over again, to take humanity with me in the path of sweet, progressive harmony.
Stop whining and rise up - rise against the modern barbarianism - not for yourself, but for your future generations.
____________FREEDOM____________ Each person has the right to freedom. A freedom of speech. A freedom of will. A freedom to love. A freedom free of persecution. A freedom to be an individual if they so desire. A freedom from discrimination. A freedom of religion and faith. A freedom from discrimination. A freedom to share life with others and not judge. A freedom to be who they are. God, Buddha and Allah gave us a choice. We chose freedom so that we could follow in their wisdom, knowledge and footsteps. Yet, we practice discrimination, persecution and bias on a daily basis. We live by man's word alone and not theirs! It's time we changed that and become who we were meant to be! I'm not out to change the world. I'm only out to change one person and then the rest will then follow of their own accord.
If a god, deity or scripture commands that being in love with a person of the same gender is a sin, then such god, deity or scripture is more dangerous to the wellbeing and progress of the human civilization than a dog with rabies.
Beyond culture, beyond tradition, beyond all dogmas and doctrines, there lies a beautiful valley full with real liberty and real harmony - in that valley, diversity is no cause for discrimination or hatred, rather it provides colors to the collective life of humanity as one family - in that valley, the best creed is to have no creed - the best path is to have no path - the best ideology is to have no ideology.
Good is god and discrimination is demon.
Be one and be civilized. By civilized I don't mean that phony kind of civilized pretense where you pretend to be egalitarian, yet the moment your kid brings home a partner of color, or of a different religion, you instantaneously burst out in shock and try either to break them apart by all cheap means available, or to convert your future in-law into your own religion. Such primitive act is no different from the acts of terrorism.
Fear of the lord makes a person a medieval idiot, nothing more. If you must be afraid of something, then be afraid of turning into a hateful bigot. Be afraid of being a blind follower to dogmas. Be afraid to become a deluded monster beneath the skin of a human being.
A 2008 Wall Street Journal article entitled “America’s Universities are Living a Diversity Lie” summed up findings in this area: 'To this day, few colleges have even tried to establish that their race-conscious admissions policies yield broad educational benefits. The research is so fuzzy and methodologically weak that some strident proponents of affirmative action admit that social science is not on their side. In reality, colleges profess a deep belief in the educational benefits of their affirmative-action policies mainly to save their necks. They know that, if the truth came out, courts could find them guilty of illegal discrimination against white and Asian Americans.' The New York Times agrees, noting that decades of promoting diversity have not succeeded in getting students to mix. The article concludes: 'No one has a formula for success; there is not even a consensus about what success would look like. Experts say that diversity programs on college campuses amount to a constantly evolving experiment, which in some cases in the past may have done more harm than good.
When you've grown up mis-educated, surrounded by fear and hate, unaware of your privilege, lies can sound like the truth.
Through most of human history, our ancestors had children shortly after puberty, just as the members of all nonhuman species do to this day. Whether we like the idea or not, our young ancestors must have been capable of providing for their offspring, defending their families from predators, cooperating with others, and in most other respects functioning fully as adults. If they couldn't function as adults, their young could not have survived, which would have meant the swift demise of the human race. The fact that we're still here suggests that most young people are probably far more capable than we think they are. Somewhere along the line, we lost sight of – and buried – the potential of our teens.