I got an arm bracelet several years ago. On it are the words, “Every life matters…” What if it was true?
If it was true then….
We would not be pre-occupied with how to label people or afraid of how they will label us.
The value of kindness would be something we didnt have to prove, because it would be self evident.
Politics would be more than name calling and noise.
Radio and TV personalities would be judged by something else than the total disdain they have for people who dont agree with them.
Women would be more than pieces of meat.
Men would not have to count how many times they “make it” in order to make sure they are men.
Groups would be judged by how they treat people outside of the group instead of how they keep people outside of the group.
We would know people by more than the names we call them.
We would be able to look in the mirror and tell there are more people than just “me.”
The point of conflict would be to find solutions rather than “beat” those we are in conflict with.
Listening would be part of every conversation.
We would know that good news for someone else is good news for us too.
Of the things that matter we would find there is more that enough to go around.
We would know there is more to people than how they threaten us or disappoint us.
We would know we can be the miracles in each others lives.
Courage would be much more easily found and much more frequently noticed.
Hands would be for reaching out instead of fingers for pointing.
Love would not be how we think about acting. It would be how we act without thinking.
What if it were true? What do you think?