It’s the first day of school and your teacher requests that as she goes around the room each of you tell a little something about yourself. As it becomes your turn you’d say your name, perhaps your age and what sport you play. Others would look at you as you spoke and reflect on the facts such as your gender and your race. Then they’d delve into other things that are subjective, such as do they find you attractive, how they compare against you. As you speak you feel all eyes on you and perhaps you feel a bit self-conscious. Did I say it right? Do I have something in my teeth? What do they think about me?
This type of scenario is typical and will always exist. It would not create an issue in the world today if we added and focused on the missing link; because what’s missing is the only thing that brings us together.
We need to first and foremost declare that we are human beings. This is really the only thing that matters. It is what unites us. It is a gift that we have been given.
If I see myself and accept myself as a human being then it becomes irrelevant that I am a girl with brown eyes and almost 5’4”. If I see you as a human being then we are the same. I no longer feel compelled to compare myself against you.
It is the challenge of our future. We are so used to highlighting the differences first and creating a separation.
I say the world would be much simpler if we were to look at each other as cake batter. We are all made from the same ingredients in the same way. The only difference between us is the color of the icing that is put on the cake once it has been baked. Since we are emotional by nature we are drawn to each other based on the color of our icing. At the heart of it though there would be no hurt feelings or self-doubt because we would know and accept we are all the same cake just with different colored icing.
I am a human being. You are a human being. We are the same.
Let us know what you think.
Devoted to Me begins with me and continues to you. Accept it. Pass it on.
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