I am limited by what and who I exclude, but my humanity is limited only by my exclusions. The more able I am to recognize others as my neighbors, the more complex, the more subtle, my humanity becomes.
If I fear, hate or deny my neighbors, then I am constrained by fear and hate and denial. If I welcome and love and accept my neighbors, then my humanity includes the humanity I recognize in them.
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