Embrace the Uniqueness

The world we live in is awash with vibrant flavors, cultures, ethnicities, and personalities. In the words of Jimmy Carter, “We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.”

What makes one person different from you? We all have skin, flesh, bones—we’re all human. Yes, of course, we all have different interests. But that’s what makes this world so interesting. What if everyone was born liking the same thing? The world would be pretty mundane. Luckily, we live in a world of differences and opposites. There are clothing stores for every type of figure and style. There are clubs for everything from fencing to soccer to photography to Bible study. There are people who can’t wait to have children and others who are content without them. But for as many differences as we see and feel, there are just as many similarities that bring us together.

What you see in others is truly a reflection of yourself. Instead of eyeing someone up based on their race or gender or likes or dislikes, can you see that person as an individual? We are all children of the Universe. We are all parts of the larger puzzle. Without you, there is no me—the picture would be incomplete. When you see without judgment and can embrace the beauty of each individual, you will have achieved inner growth.