“I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways; I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the experience of sight, I can divine it by conscience. And from what I see I am sure it bends towards justice.” ― Theodore Parker
The arc is still bending. More people than ever before are born with access to healthcare and the internet, knew when their next meal was going come, didn’t have to miss school to work, have sanitation and clean water, have equal opportunities. Still many are born in less than ideal circumstances without many of the amenities and convenience of the modern world.
It isn’t that we need to apologize for what we were born into, rather what are we going to do to make things better?
What are we going to stand for?
What kind of culture are we going to build?
What kind of world do you want to live in?
Opportunity, dignity, respect, connection, love, education are all basic human rights and privileges that every human should enjoy.
There is nothing wrong with being born on third. The problem comes when we think we hit a triple.