a vignette by Fred Leeds
“I am unique, but you are odd.” Thus said, a common lopsidedness in our mutual approach? Gracious? Hardly. Lamentable? Sure. My remedy? That we treat uniqueness as typical, a thing we all share. Isn’t that sort of illogical? someone may ask. No: All human beings have the same original nature, which drapes itself in the form of distinct persons. In Buddhism they call it the Buddha nature. They take it as the starting point for an equality of persons; they offer it as a solution to the ego rivalry that tears apart our world.