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Reflections on Ethics 118
Human Morality: acceptance

by: Gordon Barthel

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The finest, most esteemed human morality is accepting, warmly greeting everybody simply because they are human, not because they are black or white, male or female, rich or poor, gay or straight, but simply because they are living, breathing human beings.

Acceptance does not reject people because they have green eyes, black eyes, brown eyes, blue eyes or no eyes; instead it welcomes people simply because they are human and they deserve respect for surviving another day. Acceptance does not scorn people because they live on the wrong side of town or they live in another jurisdiction; rather acceptance greet everybody simply because they breathe and every breathing human has something beautiful about them if only we take a little time to discover that beauty. Acceptance does not ostracize people because they were born peasants or blue bloods, nor does acceptance ostracize people because they were born outside wedlock or in another temple; instead acceptance embraces others because of the content of their character, because of their strengths, their virtues and their passions.

The finest, most esteemed human morality does not judge others because of their beliefs or their politics but embraces everybody simply because they are human and every human has the right to their views.

 

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