The word discrimination has two distinctly different meanings:
- the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex.
- recognition and understanding of the difference between one thing and another, the quality or power of finely distinguishing.
To discriminate between people is totally wrong.
I want to talk about the second definition on how to discriminate. The most famous saying, “Separating the Wheat From the Chaff.” The wheat is eaten and gives you nourishment while the chaff is worthless things; trash.
At this most difficult moment in our history, many people are getting lost unable to make the right distinctions. Many of us love our leaders. Great, but you should be able to distinguish that which is correct and that which is insane.
I love a great wonderful sage from India Rama Krishna who once said, “God is everything. Tiger is a God but you should stay away from tiger God.” Yes, tigers can eat you. The same with our leaders. They can be magnificent and they can surely hurt.
I just came back from Japan where 900 people have died from the virus while in America today June 4, 2020 it is up to 109,650. Something is surely crazy here. What is Japan doing that we can learn from?
The virus is terrible but we should be able to learn to live with it the same why we have lived with many other diseases.