#73 Equality in Children

Still on baby girl. I was struck with gracious humility today at the park. We were alone until a boy of a different race arrived with his grandmother. I watched proudly, and with joy, as she immediately wriggled free of the swing, and proceeded to follow him up to the slide and down it, and around all over again, repeatedly.

All she wanted, was a friend to play with.

They say prejudice is learned from society, and the people around you. It is not born, it is not genetic. What I saw today was ample proof of that. I endeavour to show baby girl that all people are to be treated with respect and kindness, no matter where they come from or what language they speak or what colour their skin is. We are all humans of the earth, we all deserve to be here, and we all deserve love.

I was so proud. She was happily running after the boy, rapt that she had a fellow partner in crime to tear up the playground with. His grandmother and I smiled at each other. Everyone was happy.

That’s the way it should be.

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