Have you ever found yourself in a state of bewilderment at the exquisite intricacies and differences of the human race? We’ve all heard the maxim “To each, his own!” This saying endorses the premise that every person is entitled to his or her own personal preferences, tastes, etc.
No two people are exactly alike. Our brains are precisely wired in order to highlight our specific quirks and qualities. (There are some with a short or loose connection throughout the circuitry of their brain but that’s a topic for another time). I can’t describe the immense looks of abhorrence and dismay that splashes across the faces of individuals once they discover that I detest (with a passion) the death in a jar referred to as peanut butter. I guess I was traumatized at a young age by a family member’s decision to use the same knife when making a PB&J (peanut butter and jelly) sandwich. I wanted a J sandwich and always got putrid traces of PB. Its nuances like those that serve as the cement used to foundation of our individuality. Imagine how drab this world be if we were carbon-copy drone like clones of each other lacking free will or cognitive skills.
“No one should part with their individuality and become that of another.” – William Ellery Channing
If you yield up the qualities that define your individuality, you would have in essence robbed those around you of experiencing of getting to know you.
Don’t allow become a less attractive generic version of someone else!
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