WHO ARE WE? – A Contemplation after the Jakarta’s Bombing
We’re all the people of the world. We live everywhere-in the crowded cities and tiny towns. We live on white, frozen plains and in hot, green forest. We live in deserts, on mountainsides, and on island in the seas.
We come in many colors. Some of us have warm, tan skins like sunlight on sand. Some of us have deep brown skins, like rich chocolate. Some of us have rosy pink skins, the color of the sky at dawn. And some of us have skins that are touched with the red glint of copper or the tawny gleam of gold. We come in many colors, and all the color are beautiful.
Our eyes and hair are different colors, too. We have blue eyes or brown eyes or gray eyes or green eyes. Our hair may be blonde or brown or red or black. It may be straight or it may be curly.
We come in many different sizes and shapes. Some of us are tall and some of us are short. Some of us are thin and some of us are stout.
We have many different ways of life. We have many different beliefs and customs. We like different kinds of food. We build our houses in different ways. But we’re very much alike in many important ways. We must all have food. We all want to be comfortable and happy. We all need love and friendship. We all like beautiful things.
We belong to many different families, groups, tribes and nations. But we all belong to one big family-the human family of more than four billion people-for we all have the same ancestors.
We’re us – the people of the planet Earth.
Respect ourself. Respect others. Unite, people. That terror will not make us afraid, but will make us even stronger than before. Stop terrorism using religion as a mask!