We are all exactly the same but different. We are all the same structure and composition that work the same way. The very fact that we all observe and experience our lives by menas of the thoughts in our head, demonstrates our sameness. Let us learn from the following narrative why we are exactly the same but different, inspired by the writings of Jill Whalen.

Most people can't understand how others can blow their noses differently than they do.
Ivan Trugenev

 While our thoughts and life experiences are different, we are of the same stuff.  Without our story and experiences in life, each and every one of us is the same. However, we are all different just like snowflakes, no two people are alike, even if they are identical twins according to new genetic research from The University of Western Ontario. No two of us has the same mixture of magic ingredients or have been programmed the same way. Just imagine the consequence if we were all alike, we would be bored to tears. However, many of us donot realize how different we are and therefore cannot understand why or, that other people donot see the world the same way we do.

We all have different life experiences. We live in our own personalized thought bubble of reality. Our life is

You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note. Doug Floyd

 projected to us by the constant stream of thought whizzing through our mind. We could say that our customized reality is like a long, drawn out movie happening inside of our head. What we think and believe is based solely on whatever happens to be playing our internal movie screen at any given time.

The movies in our head are different because we are different. We are born with our own set of genes and DNA and all those other biological things that seem to start us off with certain traits. Overtime we have our own set of experiences and we perceive and interpret it in our own way.

I have learned the hard way not to be afraid of being different, nor be afraid of being the same as everyone else. All the lessons of psychiatry, psychology, social work,  and culture, have taught us over the last hundred years that it is the acceptance of differences, not the search for similarities which enables people to relate to each other in their personal or family lives.

Being different is interesting; there is nothing implicitly inferior or superior about it. Great difference, of course, produces natural caution; and if the differences are too extreme, well then, reality tends to fade away.

  By Tim Pedrosa


It is not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse races. Mark Twain

 

Tim