• 2 Lessons

    The Platypus

    This is a creation story about diversity and equality, clearly expressing the idea that our differences are to be celebrated and appreciated, and that no group is ʻbetterʼ than any other. In a very gentle way, this story highlights the value in seeing how we are alike, rather than focusing on the qualities that make us different from one another. The story also speaks to the benefit of having a unique individual viewpoint: The platypus, belonging to no single group, belonged equally to all. His unique viewpoint inspired theother animals to see clearly that they were all, in fact, equal.