Human Exceptionalism

My “Starbuck’s Cup” is Out

Starbuck’s has an interesting program called, “The way I see it,” in which people who are somewhat in the public eye submit pithy bits of wisdom that are then printed on the cups (usually seen beneath the hot cup holders). I submitted one last year that was accepted. I just heard from a friend whose daughter received one of “my” cups this morning at her local outlet.

Here is the comment: “The morality of the 21st century will depend on how we respond to this simple but profound question: Does every human life have equal moral value simply and merely because it is human? Answer yes, and we have a chance of achieving universal human rights. Answer no, and it means that we are merely another animal in the forest.”

I have to admit I am pretty jazzed by this. Thank you Starbucks!