Thursday, March 26, 2009

Equality


What makes you so much greater?

Are you any better than any other human being on the Earth? Why do you deserve electricity, clean water, and plentiful food when others are denied all of these things?

What makes you so much greater?

Why do you get to shop for clothing that was made by others halfway across the globe who work 18 hour shifts and get paid practically nothing?

What makes you so much greater?

How can you justify traveling the world as a tourist when some never get to go five miles away from their birthplace in their entire LIFE?

What makes you so much greater?

Is it okay to assume the animal meat you are eating comes from some magical place where animals are not treated like absolute crap? Is it okay to live in a world where not feeding a dog is known as animal cruelty yet EATING other animals of similar meat content is considered legit?

What makes you so much greater?

Is it because you think human-invented technologies will someday save the world even though human-made technologies have thus far been DESTROYING the world?

What makes you so much greater?

How on Earth can you wholeheartedly believe that YOUR afterlife beliefs just happen to be the ABSOLUTELY correct beliefs?

What makes you so much greater?

Is it the makeup that you put on every morning, or maybe that snazzy hair style? Is that why you are better than others?

What makes you so much greater?

Why do you deserve the right to reproduce when you KNOW the world is overpopulating and there are millions of orphans, worldwide?

What makes you so much greater?

Is it because you recycle a few bottles a day? Is that something you should be proud of or should it be an expectation?

What makes you so much greater?

Why do you deserve an education? Why do you even for the slightest moment assume your education is in large unbiased?

What makes you so much greater?

Is America really the greatest country on Earth? Is there such a thing as being blindly proud? Are you scared of even thinking about the negatives of this country?

What makes you so much greater?

Is it because you make a lot of money? Maybe your family makes a lot of money? Do you really deserve that money? Heck, is money really useful for anything? Is money a made up concept?

What makes you so much greater?

Is it because you are viewed as societally attractive? Is it because of those biceps you've been enlarging all the time? Does that make you any better of a human being?

What makes you so much greater?

Nothing.

No human is greater than any other human.

The next time you go shopping, attend class, put some makeup on, or eat food think to yourself, "Seriously, what makes me so special? Why do I deserve this? Is this right?"

Rise to the occasion.

Find the problem,
obtain the courage,
make the change.

-Teddy Grahams

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