Dignity means being respected for who you are and what you believe in
. That’s something that can be done in both big and little ways. Saying please or lending a helping hand are ways of showing dignity. Sharing your toys with others or making a donation to a food bank are ways of showing dignity. Being kind to others – no matter who they are, what they look like, where they come from – is a way to show dignity.
Young people, old people, poor people, rich people, people living here and all around the world, one thing we have in common is the right to live a dignified life. Not everyone knows how to show dignity. Has someone ever laughed at you because of the way you look? Has someone ever teased you or ignored you because of something you said or did? That probably didn’t make you feel very good. Treating other people with dignity means we are treating them the way we’d like to be treated ourselves. When we respect others and encourage them to lead happy, fulfilling lives, we are showing dignity!