It is no secret that lately the world seems to be upside down. Hatred, racism, and terrorist attacks make more headlines than ever before.
But why? Where did we go wrong?
We seem about to fall off the cliff. We seem to walk deeper into obscurity when what we want is to see the light. And yet somehow, we can’t wake up from the nightmare.
Human beings are born with a good nature, and there are many types of research and studies that prove this statement. However, in the process of our education, at home and school, we are taught that our religion is better than all the other religions in the world, that our country is the best country in the world, that our language is better than all the other languages in other words. In other words, we are better than all people in the world.
We are taught since forever that we are different and better.
Nobody tells us that the persons beyond our borders are as human as we are, that their religion is as true as our religion, that their language is as beautiful as our language, and that their country is as beautiful as ours.
We are not taught to respect and to love but to segregate. Our parents, the school, and our societies do not teach us that we are all in this world together. And being in this world together means we are all brothers and sisters. We are all neighbors.
We divide human beings into races as if such thing existed.
According to anthropologists, we are all homo sapiens descendants of the same African woman who provided life to her descendants, us. We are all her descendants. In other words, If you are alive today, and you are reading this, you and I, whatever, the color of our skin, are united in more ways we can ever imagine.
Nobody is better than anybody because of their color of skin, religion, language, social position, nationality, sexual orientation, and education.
Nothing, absolutely nothing makes us better than another human being.
Hence, let’s forget about what we have been taught, and let’s instead start seeing each other with respect and love.
Also published on Medium.