Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly

In these deeply challenging times, we are brought face to face with the awareness of just how interconnected we are.

Everything we do has consequences…for ourselves and for those around us. Close and far away.

Because we don’t always see or may be unaware of the consequences, that doesn’t mean there are no knock-on effects.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. put it this way, “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.”

This awareness can be scary, because we soon realise that what we do and even what we say can cause serious harm to another person. It could be someone we have never met. In which case we may just shrug our shoulders. But the harm can also fall on someone we know, someone in the same house, someone close to our heart.

A time to remember that, “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

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