Wayne Muller writes in Legacy of the Heart:
"When I need people to see me as special, I focus primarily on my need and cannot hear the breadth and depth of who they are in that moment . . . In truth, none of us is more special than anyone else. Each of us is was given a particular combination of wounds, gifts, talents, and imperfections that merely gives texture to the quality of our experience. Our wounds and gifts do not set us apart, they are simply the human qualities that unite us . . . To learn humility is to honor that your hurt and mine are one, that my life and yours are cut from the same cloth, and the we share the gentle communion of being human."