READ THE LABEL

When reading the label

on a can of

beans,

soup,

or cereal,

we know the list of ingredients is an approximation,

at best.

 

Yet, we label

the humans we meet

at first sighting

and believe our list to be accurate.

 

Then, we adhere that label

to entire classes of people

and think we know what they consist of,

what can be made of them.

 

Instead, what if the first label we applied to all people was:

Extremely valuable,

Handle with care,

Worthy of honor,

Worthy of opportunity?

 

What could we make with each other then?