We are each burdened with prejudice; against the poor or the rich, the smart or the slow, the gaunt or the obese. It is natural to develop prejudices. It is noble to rise above them. “ ~Author Unknown
I am fortunate because I have for the most part seen people from the inside; their heart, their actions, their kindness; their lack of kindness.. Yet, there appears to be no hope for the anonymous people to rise above the prejudices they hold.
This may also shock you but some of my best friends are “Black/African American and Hispanics”. If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other causes for prejudice by noon. ~George Aiken
You don’t like me. You don’t like Joe. I understand perfectly clear “Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike”. ~Oscar Wilde
As for everyone else, “Hold on to your dreams. You may achieve anything by believing in yourself, knowing you have the determination and dedication through faith to follow through. In time the truth sooner or later will be told”
As for me my 17th Century Cavalier Poet describes it best “If she/he not care for me, who care I for whom she/he be”
As Martin Luther King, Jr. stated “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” Did he know the anonymous people of White Springs?
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible. Maya Angelou
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