“Prejudice, it is well known, is most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education: they grow there, firm as weeds among stones.”
One of the major causes of social issues is prejudice. Often times, it is the lack of understanding, or choice of not understanding, that allows someone to hold a negative bias against others. The quote careful demonstrates how prejudice can be eradicated with a simple solution: education.
As we educate ourselves, we effectively remove the veil of misunderstanding and reveal to ourselves the harmony and companionship that exists in the absence of bias against others. It is of utmost importance that people seek education and understanding before dismissiveness and divisiveness. Unity serves as one of the greatest utilities for us as a people, regardless of origin, race, or creed.