Where is your humanity?

Taking pride in the colour of your skin or ethnicity distracts you from your humanity.

Our humanness, our gentleness, our inclination towards kindness – these are all part of our natural state.

We lose it when our need to be associated with significance or superiority distracts us from this, and replaces it with the fear of being inadequate.

When we lose sight of the fear of inadequacy, responding from a place of fear becomes our new normal.

Everything that threatens the source of our significance – that is, our skin colour, religion, cultural roots, etc. – then feels like a threat to our sense of self.

Thus, we feel the anger, resentment, or blind rage that rises when we are judged by the colour of our skin, our religion, our ethnicity, or any other association that makes us feel significant.

But, we grow convinced that we’re standing up for a good cause by protecting what we value, even though the way in which we protect it undermines the very essence of what we claim to stand for.

That’s when it becomes clear that we only stand for what we do because it offers us a place in this world through being associated with the cause.

It offers us significance and protects us from irrelevance.

That’s when we’ve traded who we are, for who we want to be perceived as, because we’re convinced that we are not enough.

Own Your Life.

It always starts with you.

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