Sunday Inspiration: Dignity instead of Condemnation

Dignity instead of condemnation

“The cycle of degenerating discourse
won’t stop if we insist that people we disagree with
must first behave the way we want them to …
The cycle stops when we recognize our responsibility
to treat each other with the dignity
with which we expect to be met.
It stops when we choose to replace condemnation
with curiosity, invective with inquiry.”

-Jenny Martinez, law school dean at Stanford University


  1. Pat Harris on March 26, 2023 at 7:56 am

    Wonderful message. Let us all seriously consider it and put it into practice.

  2. Terry Guerra on March 26, 2023 at 12:43 pm

    Wouldn’t it be nice?

  3. Judy Zell on March 26, 2023 at 4:12 pm

    Sounds a lot like the Golden Rule.

  4. Nancy Lepri on March 26, 2023 at 8:05 pm

    So true! 👍

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