The dignity of every being
is not an option that can
be argued away as if it is
a private matter of taste
or an intriguing public debate.
Dignity is as essential as the
air we breathe, and the water
we drink and the food that
sustains us as creatures of need.
Dignity is not given as if it is
a title bestowed on the deserving
few who happen to be in favour.
It is inherent, essential, a given
for each being that treads upon
this daunting stage of life and
tries to find a meaning to it all.
Dignity brings the value of all
beings into focus—each person,
unique, should be considered
as if they are the last person alive.