We will either help each other, or…
What will we choose as humanity’s gift to the universe in these dangerous times?
Today I read and pondered the post Is The Fight Worth It? #SOL20 by Darin, the conflicted teacher. It’s an excellent reflection on these times — should we open up the workforce? That depends, on whether we want to continue BACK to what we thought was normal or choose something different.
Back to normal, many people had/have no health insurance are not paid a decent wage. You know all the stories. But Darin is hit with this quote as am I:
“The moment we stop fighting for each other, that’s the moment we lose our humanity.” – Dr. Adrian Helmsly, movie, 2012
A great post Darin! And I love that quote. It is true that we are struggling, some more than others. M Truth brings up good points, as you mentioned.
We can send people back to work– when we’ve redesigned the work place for covid19 safety precautions. As always the world is different for different folks– those who can afford it will be safe, the rest of us not so.
But why take that path?
Look at the world as if we belong together. It’s so obvious now how much we need each other— let’s protect each other, and find ways to help workers be safe.
“We are who we are because of who we all are.” [Ubuntu] We are all in this together –“A person is a person through other persons” or “I am because we are.” Ubuntu We need each other to be safe.
“Our human compassion binds us the one to the other not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.” ~Nelson Mandela
“Our deepest moral obligation is to become more fully human. And this means entering more and more deeply into community with others. So although the goal is personal fulfilment, selfishness is excluded.” ~Augustine Shutte
The hardships we face it seems bring us face to face with our humanity — and changing the world so all are protected and seen as having value.
This isn’t the first time the times since 2016 have brought us to wonder about our humanity. Slice of Life Ubuntu, 2018
Thank you for reminding us that we are all in this together– as a human family.
Perhaps we need a leader like New Zealand, whose style and policies reflect a different focus than the economy.
Be strong. Be kind. ~ Jacinda Ardern
Refer to my post on Ubuntu for some thoughts. I believe we are because we all are. If we choose to deny life to some, then we are no better than…..
…you fill in the blanks.
Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker