Sunday, February 28, 2016

Perceived differences

We are human beings.
We come into the world through birth.
We leave the world through death.
Our body or what I like to call our packaging is the same, fingers, toes, eyes, ears…...
We come in two flavors, female and  male. And our gay community enlightens us to the fact our flavor can be different despite how it presents.

We feel joy, sadness, excitement, pain, frustration, peace and more.
Our emotions are shared as we find in the field of emotional intelligence.
Even our experiences are similar.

So what is different between one human and another?

Fingerprints.
Fingerprints are unique like snowflakes.

Look at what snowflakes accomplish together!
They make it possible to ski, snowboard, create sculptors, or a cool sled ramp my siblings and I made when we were kids. They give us our drinking water after they melt.

And snowflakes can be dangerous when they come together to create slippery conditions on sidewalks and road ways. Or if there are too many of them gathering in one place all at the same time they can cause roofs to collapse.

Human beings do the same thing when we come together.

We have the ability to create positive helpful and fun things or dangerous destructive things.

I think it is our perception of our differences that get in the way of staying on the positive side of the equation.

Our unique fingerprint is our chance to leave a positive loving helpful mark on our world.
It gives us the unique opportunity to join with our human tribe in collaboration for the common good.

What is the common good?
I think it starts with everyone having food, safe and warm/cool shelter, clothing, education, health care, infant and elderly care, support for those who need it.

We have not accomplished this for too many of our human tribe.
Oh, how I want to change this fact. I just haven't figured out a way yet.
I have some ideas rattling in my head and I use this blog as a way to work through the rattling.

I know 'we the people' can create the common good for our human tribe by creating a grassroots movement. Just like the snowflakes, we can ignore our uniqueness to gather for the common good.














4 comments:

  1. PEACE MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS! IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE BLACK, THOUGH, PORTUGAL IS NOT THE COUNTRY TO GO VISITING DUE TO THE EXTREME RACISM THAT EXISTS THERE.

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    I found that Portugal is in fact the most racist place on earth; especially toward African blacks!
    It's as if they have never seen a black person before and the Portugee culture is not only backwards
    (as if you steped in a time machine and went to the year 1899) but the citizens where exceptionally
    ignorant. It was as if you were talking to a wall rather than a human being. The Portugee also seemed
    to be trapped in another dimension of space and time because they kept on talking and mumbling about
    the past rather than the present...it was pretty funny actually. I found this website that offers a
    Dr.'s opinion about the racism in Portugal and why the xenophobic culture is not just promoted within
    but exported as well to everywhere else they may be living. Strange since i've never heard of racism
    being described that way before?? Portugal seem to be experts in racism, especially in Canada and the U.S.

    http://portugalisaracistcountry.blogspot.ca/

    Cheers,
    Forcadelta5

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  2. This is reference in the above comment:

    Clinical psychologist Dr. Hermano Fuzeta has noted the following regarding the issue:

    " Given the deteriorated economic state, and the non existence of meaningful employment opportunities, the already ignorant Portuguese man slides back into the primitive state of Ignorance; that is genetically marked and more so pronounced in the Azores Islands where Xenophobic and delusional behaviour has been enjoyed for centuries. Moreover, reliving the past allows the diseased state of mind to feel powerful worthy, and able to cope with the culturally impoverished surroundings and reality of a sinking National identity."

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  3. Such a great post. Thank you so much for sharing.

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