Posted: February 22, 2013 in Quotes

How people treat their fellow human beings, and indeed the world around them, largely depends on how they conceive of themselves. We may consider ourselves in terms of gender as men or women, or as followers of this or that religion, or as members of this or that race or nationality … Depending on which perspective we take, we raise different expectations of ourselves. And this in turn affects our behavior, including our treatment of other people.

It is of primary importance to have a clear understanding of what unites us all, namely our common humanity. We are all human, all seven billion of us. In this respect we are all one hundred percent the same.

– His Holiness The Dalai Lama


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