"Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace."
~ Dr. Albert Schweitzer
I don't believe that we should narrowly pick only a few things to care about (while leaving others out). We should care for all people, animals and everything that makes up the earth. When lines of division are created it ultimately hides entire groups from someones mind, which can be very dangerous. This is happening all around the world. With everything going on today we should look to care for everything around us. This is not a political issue, although many find it easy to justify their beliefs due to party over humanity or compassion. We may look, speak, dress and act different but we all are human. We have the same emotions, concerns, limitations and the same internal structures yet all you have to do is look at the news and you see divisions among religions, class, casts, race, and gender.
I had some DNA tests done because I am very interested in where I come from. I am a redhead who can get very tan, which I don't do anymore. I have always wondered why I seemed to be different than other redheads or other light skinned people who only burn. It was amazing to see all the countries my maternal line had come from (haven't done the paternal line yet). Our DNA is suppose to have all of our history in it so the test showed the women in my family going back centuries. I will share about that in another post. I think if everyone tested their DNA they would discover we are indeed family, more connected than anyone could every imagine and I think it would completely change the view so many people have of others who look different than themselves.