We are not so different. We share a common ground. Every major religion has agreed on one point through the centuries, no matter what the religion, language, or culture, from ancient China to today.

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“Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself.” — Confucius

“Treat others as you treat yourself.” – Vidura, the Mahabharata

“Whatever is disagreeable to yourself do not do unto others.” Shayast-na-Shayast

“One should never do that to another which one regards as injurious to one’s own self.” – Brihaspati

“What is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow: this is the whole Torah; the rest is the explanation; go and learn.” – Rabbi Hillel the Elder

“Do to others what you want them to do to you. This is the meaning of the law of Moses and the teaching of the prophets.” – Jesus of Nazareth

“As you would have people do to you, do to them; and what you dislike to be done to you, don’t do to them.” – Prophet Muhammad

“Do good to others as you would like good to be done to you. Regard bad for yourself whatever you regard bad for others.” – Ali ibn Abi Talib

“Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.” – Siddhartha Gautama, the historical Buddha

“A man should wander about treating all creatures as he himself would be treated.” – Sutrakrinaga

“And if thine eyes be turned towards justice, choose thou for thy neighbour that which thou choosest for thyself.” — Bahá’u’lláh

We figured out our common ground centuries ago.

We just have to do it.

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