No Prejudice – again – Writer’s Quote Wednesday

Writer's Quote Wednesday

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I apologize for re-using one of my previous contributions to Writer’s Quote Wednesday , hosted by Colleen Chesebro of silverthreading.com and Ronovan’s Be Wonderful on Wednesday (#BeWoW): (originally posted on 16 September 2015).

However, I immediately withdraw my apology because this quote is even more appropriate today than it was three months ago. I say that in the light of Donald Trump’s outrageous comments this week and many other recent events.

Thank you in advance to all of you who take the trouble to re-blog, re-post, re-tweet and even Press This very important message and the follow up that I posted a few weeks later

No Prejudice


Original post:

Please forgive me for being a little self-indulgent this week, and also for being greedy.

I feel the need to use one of my own quotes which I feel is very appropriate to the times in which we are living, and especially in Europe. I want to combine that with my own personal life motto which I formulated when I was fifteen years old. So I am giving you two for the price of one, and the price you must pay is just to read this post, so it is almost free.

These follow on from the quote that I used last week from Thomas Edison:

“Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.”

My own quote for this week is:

“I only have only one prejudice, and that is against those people who are prejudiced.”

diversity

Diversity

It upsets me that there is so much open prejudice in the world these days, much of it whipped up by the media and by politicians. I am very happy to have travelled, lived and worked all over the world. I have witnessed much. Being an emotional man, I can be equally stirred to tears by witnessing great acts of kindness as I can by seeing gross cruelty. I make no apologies to regular readers of my blog for repeating that statement.

I am very proud of my step-mother, Sheila Greenfield, who was the founding headmistress of the very first integrated school in Northern Ireland: Lagan College. Her ethos has always been, “There will be no prejudice, of any kind, in my school!” What she is saying does not just cover race, colour and creed, but also covers physical and mental ability and disability. It also covers every other difference between two humans that you could possibly think of, no matter how trivial.

Integrated schooling in Northern Ireland has made a huge contribution to the peace process in that troubled province. My belief is that it is one of the major keys to eliminating conflict throughout the world. So PLEASE, let’s have no prejudice!

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Care for them all

And now for the motto that I promised to share with you all at the beginning of this post. The event that prompted me to conceive my personal motto occurred on one of the many occasions that I ran away from home as a teenager. I found myself in a South East Asian city outside a beautiful palace. This was the first time that I ever noticed a huge contrast between rich and poor. I cried for about two hours before spending all the cash that I had in my pockets at the market to buy some of these people a few bags of food.

As I made my way home, with my tail suitably between my legs and my eyes still filled with tears, the following came to me:

“One world, one people: care about them all.”

You’ll see this motto repeated at the foot of my profile (About Lance) on this blog.

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About Lance Greenfield

Blog: lancegreenfield.wordpress.com email: lancegmitchell@outlook.com I published my debut novel in December 2014: Eleven Miles. My second novel went live in February 2016: Knitting Can Walk!
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14 Responses to No Prejudice – again – Writer’s Quote Wednesday

  1. khansana1000 says:

    It is beautiful thought and as a reader don’t mind reading it again and again! Agreed to all what you wrote, People are missing that compassion in their hearts as it should be for a fellow human being.

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  2. davidprosser says:

    I love the motto Lance. Actually you know I read, digest and agree with every word. We’re capable of so much more than savagery so why remain savage?~
    Huge Hugs

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  3. Lance, this was so touching and much needed in the toxic world we live in today. Namaste my friend. 💗

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  4. Thanks. I agree that it is much needed.

    I had to repeat myself and ask for forgiveness because I think that this is just about the most important message that needs to be broadcast around the world today. Hence my appeal, which I wouldn’t normally make in the middle of a blog post, for friends “to re-blog, re-post, re-tweet and even ‘Press This’ very important message and the follow up that I posted a few weeks later.”

    My hope is that it scatters far and wide and doesn’t just preach to the converted, but reaches the eyes and ears of people who really need to sit up and “smell the coffee” as they say in your land.

    ARE YOU LISTENING MISTER TRUMP?!?!?!?! 🙂

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  5. That quote was made for Donald Trump!

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  6. Well worth repeating, Lance. Mega hugs! 😀

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  8. Ah, ha, ha! I love your quote, Lance! I agree with Teagan, it is well worth repeating. I also love the last quote at the end of the post, “One world, one people: care about them all.” Great post! ❤

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    • That last quote is my personal life motto that I formed when I was fifteen. It appears at the end of my “About Lance” page.
      I would also be grateful, as I said in the blog post, for any re-blogs or a “Press This” (I’ve never had on of the latter). Simply because I really, really, strongly believe that this message needs to be spread around the world as much as possible. Not because it is my own quote (I hope I am not so vain), but because the whole world needs to adopt a much more tolerant and much less prejudicial attitude. What is wrong with people? I am always keen to learn and to embrace the rich variety of cultures, languages and cuisines that inhabit our planet. I don’t understand why so many people hold an opposite view!
      Help me by spreading this word as wide as possible.
      x

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      • What a beautiful sentiment. I would love to help you spread the word. You know what? The more I travel the more I see that people are all basically the same.
        I’ve never done a ‘Press This’. What exactly is that?

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      • At the bottom of my post, you will see buttons to allow you to “Press This” and to “Re-blog”. The first goes widespread to many WordPress users, the latter goes on your own blog as a post and your followers see it.

        Thanks for your support.

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