A friend on Facebook posted this quote. It resonated with me and I thought it would with many of you, too.
“And finally, I believe in my whole race. Yellow, white, black, red, brown –in the honesty, courage, intelligence, durability….and goodness…..of the overwhelming majority of my brothers and sisters everywhere on this planet. I am proud to be a human being. I believe that we have come this far by the skin of our teeth, that we always make it just by the skin of our teeth –but that we will always make it….survive….endure. I believe that this hairless embryo with the aching, oversize brain case and the opposable thumb, this animal barely up from the apes, will endure –will endure longer than his home planet, will spread out to the other planets, to the stars, and beyond, carrying with him his honesty, his insatiable curiosity, his unlimited courage –and his noble essential decency.”
“This I believe with all my heart.” — R. A. Heinlein
I’d add “hers” to all of the “his’s” in his last sentence. There is not enough “skin of our teeth” for humanity to continue to survive and evolve without all the great contributions the “hers” of our race provide.