One World, One Family

Recently I came across this phrase, an ancient saying, "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam". It's found in Maha Upnisad (a Sanskrit text) and it's a vision for a better world. It was Youth Day yesterday, so I wanted to talk about this vision I think every youth should have. Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam roughly translates to "the world is one family." Practically speaking, it means every single organism whether it's a human, an animal, or a plant; they are all part of our family and we shall treat them all and everyone as our family. We are all running our races, and in trying to beat one another we often forget there's a full-fleshed human we are going against. Life is a race I agree and, I hope you all are giving your best in it! As you should, but a little kindness along with this urge to achieve everything will make this world a little better to live in. Everyone deserves our kindness, every organism does! I'm not saying make everyone part of your family, all I'm saying is treat everyone like one. Like if you see a failed person, console them as you would have consoled your family member if they had failed. Love all animals like you love your pet, and take care of every plant like you take care of a plant in your garden. A little kindness goes a long way. So let us be kind to everyone and make it better for coming generations.

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