Human dignity is that silent something in us that keeps us from falling
below the level where others look down on us to make light of our very
existence. None of us exists who cannot sense to some degree the feeling
that others hold for us. It may create in us a “show them” attitude that
takes us through life more successfully, but it will more likely destroy
our desire to be anything more than what is expected of us.
It is an appalling thing to see others impose their superiority upon the
human dignity of those whose literacy may not be equal to their own.
Only profound ignorance could convince anyone they have the right to see
and idly judge another’s intelligence, or to insult the dignity of any
human being. The little silent people who have not yet discovered within
themselves the abilities they need to lift themselves, still have the
right and dignity of being human. A small amount of respect and
direction might start them on the road to better things, though it might
be all uphill. At least if they know it is all uphill they may work
harder and reach a place where they can look back at those with lofty
ideas about themselves, standing forever stagnant, and feel more
compassion than they could ever have felt.
~ Joyce Sequichie Hifler~
The Silence in Human Dignity has been absent from humankind for centuries. It is time to recapture it and is one the missing nurturing components to why there is such dissension and hate in the world and among humans.
Authored by~ Aris~