Sunsets are beautiful, right?
When was the last time you treated someone – a real person – as less than you would a beautiful sunset?
Not long ago, eh?
Why is that? Why do we de-humanize people so quickly?
Obviously it makes us feel better/superior – but you are and I am, believe it or not, no better than the next person. So when you categorize, label and disrespect someone, you’re disrespecting yourself.
To label someone as different to you, labels yourself. And labels suck.
Ubuntu: I See You
Next time you look at someone, really see them - imagine for a moment they’re as special as a sunset, and treat them accordingly. (I don’t mean take their photo)
Yes, do it first. You might think they’re acting like a dick, but that’s okay, what have you got to lose? This isn’t about how they feel just yet, but how you feel.
I need to do the very same.
I’m a sunset too.