Similar Yet Different

It is entirely possible to have two people with backgrounds completely similar yet different in their outlook on life.  In all probability, the number could probably be 100,000 times that magnitude.

  • Went to public school.
  • Parents are married.
  • Have 1 or more siblings.
  • Rode a bike all summer long.
  • Walked to friend’s homes unaccompanied by an adult.
  • Dropped off at school, but took the bus home.
  • Part of a sports team in high school.
  • Not captain of anything.
  • Average student.
  • Liked lunch and gym class the best.
  • Belong to the same denominational church.
  • Worked a part-time job to save for prom, car, auto insurance, college.
  • Graduated from college.
  • Got a “good job”.
  • Paid off student loans.
  • Changed jobs.
  • Moved to a new-er apartment.
  • Got married.
  • Bought a house.
  • Had a child (or more.)
  • Changed jobs, again.

Maybe after all of that “sameness” one of the two (or one or two of the 200,000) realized that they could do so much more with their life. For themselves, for others, for their family, for their friends, for their staff, for their community. If they did, those who benefit should be grateful. Appreciative. Supportive.

But, we do not all have to agree on what to do…

It is entirely possible for those two (or those 200,000) to share much of the same life in factual, non-detailed lists; so very similar yet different in their perspective, belief and stance on what is right.  The human life we live is ours to live, not matter what we choose, as long as we do not decide what is right for others. As long as we do not harm others.  What is the Asian philosophy, the less common interpretation of the Golden Rule? Treat them the way they would choose to be treated. Yes, I think that is a good idea.

~ Dawn aka Hat Girl

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