Humanity

A man
who takes away
another man’s freedom
is a prisoner of hatred,
he is locked behind the bars
of prejudice and narrow-mindedness.

I am
not truly free
if I am taking away
someone else’s freedom,
just as surely as I am not free
when my freedom is taken from me.

The oppressed and the oppressor
alike are robbed of their humanity.

~~~
Nelson Mandela

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