I met Jean today in Cambridge. He was walking on the bridge towards Alewife station when I caught up to him. I originally asked him "what is your biggest regret in life?" He actually caught me off guard. He turned the question around on me. He asked me what I thought his biggest regret was. This had never happened to me before, and it took me a while to think. I gave him a pretty basic answer. I said that maybe he regretted not playing an instrument. After taking his picture, we then had this discussion.
J: "All humans are supposed to be equal. How come we divide ourself?"
C: "Could you explain about the division of humans a little bit more?"
J: "I don't have too much to say...but, it's not supposed to be like that."
C: "Do you mean segregation and racism?"
J: "Yeah, you could choose that if you want to. But when I see you I am supposed to see myself. Not somebody else. When you see me, you are supposed to see yourself. That's mean, you are supposed to focus on yourself first before you start judging people."
Jean had a lot to say, and you could tell that this problem in society has been on his mind for a while.