7. FUNDAMENTALLY EQUAL BUT UNIQUE There is a fundamental equality among human persons by virtue of our common dignity as persons. Equality allows us to take an interest in everything that is human and to understand the moral obligations which inform our common humanity. However, human persons are sufficiently diverse so that we must also take into account the originality and uniqueness of each person. This means that while everyone shares certain common features of humanity, each one does so differently and to different degrees.