So I often refer to people as Humans. I mean, I know they *are* Humans, but instead of saying “Oh Steve? He’s a good person.” I frequently say, “he’s a good Human.”
I know it’s probably weird. I’m used to being weird. But I choose to say Human instead of person. I’m hoping that by saying Human it will help people recognize Humanity around them.
It seems so easy to be mad at a person. Have you ever tried to stay mad at a Human? It’s hard. By seeing them as a Human and not just a person, you recognize yourself too. As a Human. As one of Humanity.
Maybe we should all try to see each other as Humans and not just as people of a particular race, religion, orientation etc. Because we are all part of Humanity. Gay, straight. Christian or Muslim. Black or White. We are all Humans. And we should all be tolerant. I don’t have to agree with you, but I can be tolerant of your view and beliefs and you should be tolerant of mine in return.
And when one person fails to see the Humanness of another, Humanity fails too. (Pastor Terry Jones, I’m talking to you. You too Fred Phelps. And all you other crazy, radical Humans).
So take care good Humans, and take care of each other.
Remember, “kindness can change the world.”
Humanity depends on it.