Queens Christmas message accents solidarity with others
In her Christmas message, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has called on people to show solidarity with others in society. She said we should try to find a good balance between ‘us’ and ‘them’. Fear and suspicion could be vanquished if people adopted a social perspective.
She urged people to involve each other in solving problems and stressed that we all belong to a single society in which every individual needs to feel safe. The danger exists that what we have in common is ignored while differences and contrasts are exaggerated.
We should be ready to recognise our own prejudices and consider the consequences of our behaviour for others and for society as a whole. Her majesty said we should treat others the way we’d like them to treat us.
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