Power of One

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Oscar Silva
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January/08/2013
The Power of One

Essay "B" A civilization cannot be called civilized if it does not act that way. Exclusion takes away every sense of civilization within a community, and for a community to move forward, it should work together step by step, with every single member of it participating in an equal way, where everyone is treated as that they are, dignified human beings. because the practice of inclusion is the key to the forward movement of a society. Inclusion is the oil in a community's engine. The human race as unlimited as its potential is, does not have the need to reach utopia, human race needs to love. Without inclusion our world would be full of cataclysmic events just like the holocaust, apartheid, and many other results of exclusion throughout history. Inclusion not exclusion is the key to survival.

The union within a community is what should be created among every single community, solidarity and team work to create a better life for everyone and also move towards prosperity equally. Peekay recognizes that the Afrikaners abuse the native South Africans and how they are excluded because of racial issues. there was nothing the Natives could do to stop the Afrikaners since they were more powerful, possible in weapons, but not in heart. the native South African Communities were gravely damaged since everyone lost hope on everything they stood for. although throughout these dark times, as the enemy's heart turned even more evil, the Natives' heart grew stronger and hopeful. so after all the exclusion they went through from the Afrikaners, the Natives united and overcame the exclusion imposed to them. If inclusion was practiced equal rights and benefits would be given to everyone since they are equally deserved by all. It is the incredible extravaganza of the human intellect that took man to were he stood in that…...

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