When we look at someone with disgust, we make them feel inhuman.
Some people regularly experience being looked at as if they weren’t fellow human beings: the poor, the homeless, the disabled, addicts.
Is this a look of love? Is this looking at others as our fellow sisters and brothers, as our neighbours?
No. It’s not. It takes away their humanity and reduces them to “something” below our validation, rather than a “Someone”.
Have you ever been disgusted with someone? Has someone ever looked at you with disgust?
How can you challenge yourself to see the humanity in those often discarded by society?
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