Saturday, November 24, 2007


We learn when we respect the dignity of the people that they cannot be denied the elementary right to participate fully in the solutions to their own problems.

Self respect arises only out of people who play an active role in solving their own crises and who are not helpless, passive, puppet like recipients of private or public services.

To give people help, while denying them a significant part in the action,

contributes nothing to the development of the individual.

In the deepest sense, it is not giving but taking – taking their dignity.

Denial of the opportunity for participation is the denial of human dignity and democracy.

It will not work.