is the idea that all people are equal, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, disability, or religious background.


“The craving for equality can express itself either as a desire to pull everyone down to our own level or as a desire to raise ourselves up along with everyone else.”

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900); scholar, writer, philosopher

“Trust in what you love, continue to do it, and it will take you where you need to go.”

Natalie Goldberg Author, motivational speaker

“Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.”

Doug Larson Cartoonist

“I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy.”

Thomas Paine (1737-1809); scholar, intellectual, writer

“There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.”

Roger Staubach (born 1942); athlete

“This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.”

Peace Pilgrim (1908-1981); pacifist, peace-activist

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If you are much like me when you hear the name Nevil Shed, you may not know anything about the person; you might even think he is an Englishman, or at least of Caucasian decent; right? Perhaps this is a common response as you will see. The Nevil Shed I now know is 6’ 8” tall, a talented basketball player,…

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New York's Foundry Theater is making a new theater piece about "Value" - in all its poetic iterations: quantitatively through our relations to money and qualitatively by asking what we hold dear. "Asking" is the operative word since the play is actually constructed of questions, posed by 3 performers to audience members onstage, about how they've lived their lives, what…

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Everyday Hero: Isam Maldives

Is am

Isam is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for us to see by and the man who walks through the dark paths of the world, himself as a light.

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Everyday Hero: Emily


As a senior in high school, Emily Raleigh wrote a short book to her younger sister, an incoming freshman. This book taught her sister the ins and outs to surviving high school and told her to be the best person she could be. Her family told her to publish this book, but she wanted to do something a little more.…

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Everyday Hero: Shyrra


Shyrra J. is kind, drama free, and caring. Even though I just met her this year she has already set a great example. She helps everyone and is positive in everything she does.

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Equality is the idea that all people are equal, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, disability, or religious background. All people are equal period. ❤
CeAnne 22 days ago from Eden Prairie, MN

Make others happy, kindle their hearts with happiness and joy; seethe smile on their faces ,that will bring real joy to you.
Nimal Welgama 7 months ago from Sri -Lanka

Para existir igualdade é fundamental termos uma visão do outro pelo o que ele é, e não pela descrição que pessoas que gostam de falar demais dizem. To be equality is essential to have a vision of the other for what he is, and not the description that people who like to talk too much say.
Anderson 11 months ago from Colatina, ES - Brasil

Equality is knowing and treating everyone as valuable.
Bruce Willingham over 2 years ago from Warner Robins Ga

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