Seeing Through

He is someone we could communicate with; he knows, at least one language; he needs food, shelter, clothing – but more than this – care and love; he is capable of adaptation, he could do a thousand and one things; he is rational; he uses his mind to think; most of all he is created in the image and likeness of a Supreme Being, the one who gave life to him – God. This is the best description of the human being that I could give. No matter who you are, where you’re from, what you did, as long as you posses the things described above you can be sure that you are a human and you should be treated as such.

The world has a problem with treating every human as a human. Slavery, injustice, oppression, and discrimination are still being witnessed in our “democratic” and “liberal” time. People tend to judge and they treat others by the way the look. Where have we kept the lesson we’ve learned from of old: “Don’t judge the book by its cover.”

People have been blinded by so many “–isms”: consumerism, terrorism, schism, socialism. We have been lured by media and have injected into our culture the venom of beauty, glamour, and fame. We are living, little by little, in a fantasy land where the beautiful is the hero, and the ugly is the underdog – the one’s being outcast and marginalized.

With Honors retells a basic yet fundamental lesson in life. One should know and accept a person first before rejecting them. Who would suspect that one can learn more about politics, culture, and life from a short, long-bearded, ugly bum who seems to be from nowhere?

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