Thinking on This Today…

From Maya Angelou on Oprah’s Master Class:

“A statement by Terrence: ‘I am a human being. Nothing human can be alien to me.’

If you can internalize even a portion of that [saying] you will never be able to say of an act, of a criminal act, ‘Oh, I couldn’t do that.’ No matter how heinous the crime, if a HUMAN BEING did it, you have to say I have in me all the components that are in her or in him. I intend to use my energies constructively rather than destructively.

If you can do that about the negative, just think what you can do about the positive.

If a human being dreams a great dream, dares to love somebody, if a human being dares to be Martin Luther King or Mahatma Ghandi, Mother Theresa, or Malcom X… If a HUMAN BEING dares to be bigger than the condition into which he or she was born, it means so can you.

‘I am a human being. Nothing human can be alien to me.’ “

– Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

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2 thoughts on “Thinking on This Today…

  1. to quote the philosophers of Relient KI'm a human beingBeing happy and saneOh but human beingsWe all need to quitBeing inhumaneYeah I don't wanna say I'm rightI just want you to know I've a reputationFor replacingMy confidence with fearBut I'll be untiringly embracingThe love I've found to be sincereYeah I don't wanna say I'm rightI just want you to knowTo know thatThere was a manWho lived one dayWith holes in his hands as some do sayAnd I believe we'd be friends if we talked and we prayedSo we doYeah I don't wanna say I'm rightI just want you to knowI don't wanna say I'm rightCause I just want you to know

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