I am much more offended by children being gunned down in their schools than by being called a snowflake. Go right ahead, and then tell me why it’s okay for boys and girls to lose their lives en masse. I’ll wait.
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We seem to be laboring under the delusion that none of us can possibly be special. We used to tell people that everyone is special, but this new attitude of pessimism is not helping us move forward. Of course everyone is special. That doesn’t make everyone capable of being an astronaut, but they’re still special.
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We need to do some serious transformative work to our social paradigm. Instead of a ‘me’ culture, this needs to be a ‘we’ culture—that’s when we’ll be able to work together to put an end to these global crises of famine, climate change, and so forth.
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The next time you go to crank up the AC, remember there are people who walk for miles in the hot sun daily for a few sips of unclean water.
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I was talking to a friend and they told me that they’d recently accidentally stepped on their dog’s tail, and how sorry they were, how crushed they felt at the look of fear and betrayal in their pet’s eyes. As she told me this story, she was biting into a chicken sandwich, and I thought about the fear in the eyes of that chicken every day of its life before it became her meal.
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A lot of people are terrified of waking up during surgery. Being able to see and feel everything that’s being done to them in the procedure, unable to call for help or ask someone to stop. That fear alone should tell us everything we need to know about why vivisection is heinous.
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I couldn’t fathom eating another creature’s flesh any more than I could fathom eating another human’s flesh.
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We would all do well to remember that the food chain is more like a network, and everything within that network deserves respect.
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A time will come in life when men will look at the maltreatment and killings of animals the same way they look on the murder of men.
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A man is only noble when he has pity on all living creatures.
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Peradventure a new group of beings landed on planet earth, and these beings believe they are superior over us, humans… just like most of you exercise superiority over other animals, would you ever allow such beings right over you just like you assume rights over other animals?
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There are so many women suffering in silence, and, yes, men, too. There are so people who are humiliated in their own homes, in front of their children. How are they ever supposed to develop an idea of what safety is?
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It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.
— St. Augustine (Submitted by: Matais, Vermont)
Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.
— C.S. Lewis (Submitted by: Claire, Chicago)
Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide.
— Cicero (106 BC – 43 BC)
The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.
— Confucius
He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.
— Confucius
A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
— Confucius
The superior man is satisfied and composed; the mean man is always full of distress.
— Confucius