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Are we the same?

Well, no, actually we aren’t.

One of the captivating characteristics of the human experience is that we are all unique, each and every one of us. And as we look to find common ground with those around us, keeping this in mind can really take the pressure off.

No longer do we have to keep hunting for our perfect match — relationally, politically, professionally, etc. — because there’s a better, more productive pursuit.

How about — How are we the same?

We’re better off letting go of the illusive mirage that someone, anyone is always going to agree with us. If it’s truly progress we’re after, finding a place to stand together — regardless of how much separates us — is an awfully good place to start.

We’re all unique

Maybe this appears obvious. Obvious, though, doesn’t mean top of mind.

Layer day-to-day life in and it can become quite easy for us to treat those we interact with as if they believe, feel, decide, and act like us.

In fact, they do not. (Yes, even those we care about most.)

It’s possible, even, that they feel quite different and even opposite of us.

Creating meaningful connections begins only when we treat each other as if we all have the ability to live equally unique and full lives.

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