Nature does not discriminate. The fallible human nature and the power of humanity.

Ethical Principles on Disaster Risk Reduction and People’s Resilience

Nature does not discriminate.

When it rains heavily and the cities are flooded we are all subject to harm. When the sun shines so bright that it becomes unbearable, we are all subject to a heat stroke. When photosynthesis occurs and the trees give us oxygen all of us breath.

To quote Shakespeare in Merchant of Venice.

Doesn’t a Jew have eyes? Doesn’t a Jew have hands, bodily organs, a human shape, five senses, feelings, and passions? Doesn’t a Jew eat the same food, get hurt with the same weapons, get sick with the same diseases, get healed by the same medicine, and warm up in summer and cool off in winter just like a Christian? If you prick us with a pin, don’t we bleed? If you tickle us, don’t we laugh? If you poison us, don’t we die? And if you treat us badly, won’t we try to get revenge? If we’re like you in everything else, we’ll resemble you in that respect. If a Jew offends a Christian, what’s the Christian’s kind and gentle reaction? Revenge. If a Christian offends a Jew, what punishment will he come up with if he follows the Christian example?.

Then why is it that we as humans be it of either race and religion find in ourselves the capacity to discriminate.

It is because unlike nature we are fallible. But even though we are fallible we our endowed with a spirit of humanity that shines in times of calamities such as the recent Harvey Hurricane.


This post is dedicated to the recent hurricane Harvey and other calamities that have occurred before. Humanity shines its brightest when we open our doors to everyone regardless of social status, race or religion. Humanity shines when we engage in selfless acts.

Written by Muhammad Mustafa Rashid

I am a Philosophy graduate from University of California, Davis; my interests encompass the fields of Philosophy, Economics and Business Administration. I have a keen appreciation of nature, the cosmos and their respective bounties, and I am always thoughtful regarding the growth and well-being of nations. I also hold a M.A. in Economics and I am working towards my MBA Master of Business Administration at the University of Detroit Mercy. On this website, you will find occasional posts, links to my social media profiles such as; LinkedIn,, Facebook, details regarding my Education, Work Experiences and other worthy thoughts.


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