Practicing from the Heart in the age of Technology - All articles and poems are by Reza Ghadimi, unless otherwise noted.
Progenies of Adam are of one family. For, in their inception, are of one seed (Persian Poet: Saadï Shïrãzï - circa 13th century).
This week, the United Nations General Assembly is meeting in New York. Leaders of the world nations are there making their pleas, concerns, and wishes known to everyone else. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the number one issue on their agenda is healthcare and the disparity of its delivery. It is obvious that race and nationality play a big role in this disparity.
As the refugee crisis moves and mixes races everywhere, the question of how to deal with it becomes evermore acute. However, with population increasing at the present rate, the human race will become heterogeneous no matter what the obstacles. So branding, segregating, or isolating them or ourselves will matter not! The sooner we get a grasp of this reality, the better the outcome will be. To achieve that, takes work and requires tolerance and acceptance.
Actor, Morgan Freeman, was asked in an interview on how we should deal with the problem of race? "To start with", he said, "you can stop calling me a black man."
In one of his performances, comedian, Gabriel 'Fluffy' Iglesias, said: "People always call me fat Mexican. It wasn't till I was performing in Arabia, that I was called an American."
German president, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, addressing the UN General Assembly in New York last week, said: "In blaming others, we have to remember that when we point a finger at others, the other fingers of our hand are pointing back at ourselves".
We are all children of the creator. Our race, color, or ethnicity is irrelevant. Not until we appreciate this fact will we be totally free.