THERE ARE TWO KINDS OF PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD

By Martin Iqbal.
Empire Strikes Black

July 5, 2012

There are two kinds of people in this world.

The first seeks knowledge,
while the second seeks gratification.
The first trembles with anger when injustice is done to others;
the second is numb and unconcerned.
The first recognizes their duty to speak out,
while the second dismisses injustice as being out of their hands or simply ‘the way it is’.
The first is loyal and loving to their human & non-human brothers and sisters,
while the second is loyal to their nation.
The first rejects dogma and thinks independently;
the second blindly respects authority and bitterly ridicules free thinkers.
The first is humble, always knowing that they could be wrong;
the second rigidly adheres to beliefs which ossify with time.
The first removes themselves from contributing to the system of oppression in any and all ways; 
the second does nothing because they are comfortable.

Which one are you?

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