On the Threshold…
No human being deserves less than a fundamental threshold of
Respect, Dignity, Compassion, and Curiosity.
The kicker is that no one inherently deserves
Any more than this threshold.
Our persistent experience of these qualities,
Above or below this threshold,
Is bounded not by the greatest of our deeds,
But by the least of how we treat one another.
It follows that,
By aspiring and delivering,
Consistently and collectively,
Far and above this threshold,
We raise the bar.