We Are All Equal Essay

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We Are All Equal - Until Human Nature Interferes I hate you! I love you! Two totally different phrases, yet both so strong. These feelings must be brought on by something, but what? Where do such intense emotions come from? Both feelings must be taught; after all, we are all born the same. The moment that we take our first breath and open our eyes, what do we do? Do we look around and instantly think “You are mean. You are nice”? No. All babies are the same in the early stages of their lives. In a nursery, rows of babies line the walls. They all cry for milk and bawl for a diaper change. Nurses scurry around, trying to tend to each and every baby. No one is forgotten or ignored; everyone is equally cared for. In this, segregation…show more content…
Our parents teach us different aspects of life. Some of us are taught the more natural and wonderful feeling: love. Others are taught a most unnatural, but commonly practiced trait: hate. This is where those babies, totally equal in the nursery, begin to branch off from each other. This is the point in which Nelson Mandela’s quote is most obviously true. The quote is, “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its…show more content…
black. There are groups within these groups as well. As if it’s not bad enough that we separate ourselves into two major groups, we divide ourselves even more thoroughly into smaller groups. Unfortunately, the cause of this is human nature. It’s our nature to want to understand everything. In doing so, we must first classify things into groups. We sort out fruits and vegetables, vowels and consonants, and so many more. However, we do one terrible sorting: the separation of people. In our mind, we divide people into groups: white and black, Jews and Christians, slim and overweight, poor and rich, to name a
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