Universal Responsibility

"When we neglect others' well-being and ignore the universal dimension of our actions, it is inevitable that we will come to see our interests as separate from theirs. We will overlook the fundamental oneness of the human family... when we put too much emphasis on superficial differences, and on account of them make even small, rigid discriminations, we cannot avoid bringing about additional sufferings both for ourselves and others." Ethics for the New Millennium by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama