As a species we have a horrific history of inhumanity. For over 3,400 years of our recorded past, humankind has been embroiled in war and conflict almost non-stop. Some of us pause for a moment every year to remember. We live most days forgetting our obligations to the fallen.
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We have an obligation to uphold and guard our hard-fought democratic principles. Not obfuscate facts and justify transgressions with partisan misinformation.
We have an obligation to seek to understand different cultures. Not promote bigotry and hated.
We have an obligation to help the least advantaged in society. Not demonize the poor.
We have an obligation to ensure the sustainability of our planet. Not deny the realities of climate change.
We have an obligation to learn lessons from the past. Not continue the cycle of humankind’s failures.
We have an obligation to equanimity. Not live our lives consumed with rage, fear and other base emotions.
We have an obligation to pay our fair share. Not live a life of personal avarice.
We have an obligation to live our lives trying to make the world a better place. They did.
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