“We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.” ~ Veronica Roth
Yes, and if I stand up for you out of obligation, cultural or moral pressure (after all, it is the "right thing to do") it is meaningless. If I stand up for you because you are Me, because you are the Self, it becomes automatic, selfless and an extension of Love. Syrians (and black, white, pink, yellow, orange or blue people) are the Self.
Diederik Wolsak is program director at Choose Again