For years, I thought that it needs to be taught and understood more widely the enormity of the disaster of the death of anyone person and even more so of killing people, including self. But maybe it would be more powerful to teach the complete uniqueness of every human being who ever lived.
Every one of us, even while we have similarities, has a completely unique mindset and perspective. No one can fully stand in for and replace what each of us individually has to teach or can do best.
And every idea that we are not each wholly unique individuals is an attack on human dignity, freedom, and rights.
It’s not true that we are just a link in the chain of the generations.
It is not true that we’re just a herd, flock, or crowd.
No matter how many died already, the death of each of us is a total loss.
You don’t need to learn so deeply that you should not murder. Just learn how special you are and you’ll understand that that is true for everyone, and deep respect for all will befall you.
That means that no one should be oppressed. No one should be exploited.
Luckily, people don’t have real, long-term conflicting interests. What’s truly good for one is good for everyone.
From now on, let us begin to marvel at every person we meet or hear about, including ourselves.
And when we find something unseemly on one of them, let us realize it’s not only unbecoming but also: it’s not them. It rather something that got attached to them through hurt and when properly loved, this person will fully recover. (Don’t try this first with the most dangerous person around.)