Monday Musings, 47: "We're All One"

All human beings are about 99 percent identical in our genetic makeup. But what divides us may seem stronger than what unites us. We spend our lives carving out our silos, debating and protecting our views and values, extending our borders, deepening our hate and prejudice, and losing touch with our compassion. Throughout our lives, we create the forces that separate us from others. These forces are the root cause of evil and injustice.

At the end of the day, we're all one and have to live as one. Our combined common interests will create a better world for all. Our common compassion will lead to better quality of life for all. But if we continue to live as strangers, if we fail to see our commonalities, we will fail to live up to the standards that are required of us to make our lives worth living.