Sam, I appreciate where you are coming from and what I ‘think’ you are trying to express in this essay… however, I can’t entirely co-sign it and this line about ‘duty’ — bothers me. Here’s why:

I think we ALL as human beings, have a duty to treat people fairly. That does not rely on friendship or a liking of a person, to come to pass. In August Wilsons Play/Film Fences, Denzel Washingtons character hits this nail square on the head in an exchange with his son — who has just asked him ‘how come you ain’t never liked me?’

Malik is not tasked to seek friendship or make enemies, he is tasked to make sure he is treated fairly and he too treats people fairly. If people everywhere concerned themselves with this, I believe everything else will evolve naturally. Thank you for sharing, I hope you appreciate where I am coming from 🌻

Hey there I'm D. Writer/Poet/Mother - I know a little Tai Chi, but my Kung Fu is weak - beautifully flawed

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