Sunday, October 11, 2015

Human Rainbow or Zoo?

A L O H A !

Slavery & sex trafficking 
turn a human into a commodity.
 We all understand 
how wrong that is. 

And yet, don't we ALL 
commodify other people 
based on what 
we want from them? 

If they are homeless, 
smelly, too close, we
 give them a 
very low value. 

If they look a certain way,
 or control something 
we need or want (job) 
then we put a premium 
on pleasing them. 

When you really GET 
that each person 
is a whole world, 
it changes your 
whole world. 

A person may not
have value to me, 
but they have VALUE 
as I do. 

This means bothering to 
RESPECT before 
we shoot off our mouths
 teaching, or correcting strangers..

It means

Even if we
DO nothing

Seeing people 
heals our eyes;
and our hearts.


Valued Here!
Fondly, cloudia


the walking man said...

I agree 100% with everything you wrote on the valuation of people and an individuals usually wrong criteria for that valuation. It sums up quite fairly, I might add, why I have not done a single public performance or open mic for 3+ years now. Not because i became agoraphobic all of a sudden, but rather I found myself judging a noisy audience who wanted to talk over whomever was presenting their work. And in looking i saw how we judged affliction, no matter if it be addiction, joblessness or homelessness while looking at the pronouncing the judgement. Sad,sad, sad vain creatures we can be.

EG CameraGirl said...

TRUE! And I find it hard to understand how so many people don't see that. It seems obvious to me. :))

A Cuban In London said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I agree with what you said so much. It is what informs my values. Sometimes I get it wrong and sometimes I get it right, but that's what being human is all about.

Greetings from London.

TexWisGirl said...

wonderfully said.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Brava Cloudia, sensitively stated!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Cloudia, I agree! Wonderful post! Enjoy your day!

Betty Manousos said...

wonderfully said my friend!

big hugs!

rupam sarma said...

Great post

Charles Gramlich said...

Far too often, humans ain't worth much in how they treat others

Teresa said...

Absolutely!! I agree 100%. The scariest thing to me is that I see these 18 to 22 years olds in my classes obsessing about developing their personal brands. I'm like, "Don't you realize you're commodifying yourself? Don't you know that your value far exceeds your so-called "brand" because of our common humanity?" Thanks for highlighting this huge social problem of our times.

Cloudia said...

Thanks friends; I was unsure if this was too preachy. Glad to read your comments above.

William Kendall said...

Thoughtful and well said.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

That is so true! It's a shame we need reminding!

Elephant's Child said...

Truth. And when we open our eyes, hearts and minds we receive some pretty spectacular gifts.

Merlesworld said...

When you first meet someone you form a idea of what that person is and will mean to you in the future but how often are we wrong, people who are still in your life 20 years down the track are not always the ones we like at first sight, as they say you can't always judge a book by it's cover.

Cloudia said...

Thanks Dears <3

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I was thinking along similar lines today, Cloudia. How some people have no problem saying to others "I've got what I wanted out of you. Good-bye." I don't get that attitude.