Until We Positively Value Each Other . . .

I love this quote from Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek. He hits on such an important thing. Tolerance — mere tolerance — feels so shallow, so cheap. We tolerate each other as if it were a grim business.

No, he says. We must aspire to something higher. Especially in these days when so many are calling for diversity, compassion, kindness, empathy. To get where we hope to go as people on this planet, tolerance is just the baseline. The two-penny ante that gets you a chair at the table. We have to value each other — every single one. 

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