Since these early days, I have seen and have experienced many types of discrimination and all of them were rooted in the fear of people that were different than the majority.
It is the peculiar and perpetual error of the human understanding to be more moved and excited by affirmatives than negatives.
Let me tell you a secret about storytelling. Both Cinderella and Snow White were lacking something. If the princesses had everything at the beginning, then there would be no story to tell. So any girl who’s imperfect or incomplete can become the main character
It’s a bit simplistic since the quote comes from a shoujo anime but it gets the point across so I think it’s worth remembering.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken – Oscar Wilde
What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead. – Nelson Mandela
Nothing will stop you from being creative so effectively as the fear of making a mistake. – John Cleese
The only time you should look in your neighbor’s bowl is to make sure that they have enough. You don’t look in your neighbor’s bowl to see if you have as much as them.―Louis C.K.
One of the best lessons that you can teach your children is compassion for their fellows.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one―Albert Einstein
If you can speak about what you care about to a person you disagree with, without denigrating or insulting them, then you may actually be heard… and you may even change their mind… or they may change yours.
Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.
― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations