Actually, that’s not all. Over the last few days, I’ve been pondering why this image deeply resonated with me. I’m a big fan of the English language, and I believe that we (and that “we” includes me!) throw words around without really understanding their meaning and context. So…I consulted the dictionary to get the meaning of the word unity. According to The Free Dictionary, the definition of “Unity” is as follows:
1. The state or quality of being one; singleness.
2. The state or quality of being in accord; harmony.
3a. The combination or arrangement of parts into a whole; unification.
3b. A combination or union thus formed.
4. Singleness or constancy of purpose or action; continuity.
So, when I think about this image, I see all these young hands joined together to create a sense of harmony. They are our future…let’s give them the tools and values that will help them do better than us: We need to unite around a singleness of purpose, not remain divided over petty issues that, at the end of the day, don’t help to progress the human race to its highest potential.