Have we been wired (or re-wired) into running away from differences?
Whether it is making friends or finding your soulmate, why is there always so much emphasis on finding similarities? Yes, I know there are sayings such as “opposites attract” and whatever, but think about it.
When we are kids and we are put into schools, we are taught how to think, what to like, what is right and what is wrong etc., which brings a certain uniformity among all of us. As our school life continues and we become teenagers, the more we stand out from others, the more ostracized we are. The cool kids are the ones who are getting laid, getting drunk, who know everything there is to know about all the hot and happening celebrities. Those who are super smart and studious get the distinction of being nerds and then there are the jocks and cheerleaders.
Then there are a few people who do not fit into any of those categories and they just have a very different outlook than others around them. These are the ones who are left alone, seen as suspicious and just down-right WEIRD.
We are taught into sticking with the people who are the most like us, whether it’s our friend circle or life partner. That is sad, to be honest. The more we hang out with people who are different from us, who have different viewpoints and opinions and actually think on a deeper level about things that matter, IT IS US WHO ARE BENEFITED THE MOST.
So much of the hate that is being generated in the world and spreading at an obnoxious level is because we have become prejudiced, bigoted and narrow-minded. We find it easier to just believe whatever it is that the media and the governments tell us, instead of finding out the truth for ourselves.
When we were babies, we had such curiosity about everything! If someone told us something was hot, we didn’t listen! We went and touched it and got burnt and then we believed it.
I am not saying become paranoid and be skeptical about every single thing on the planet. All this hate that is consuming our planet, is it benefiting anyone? Can you look at your children without feeling a shred of pain for the children dying everyday in conflict-ridden places on this very planet that we all share?
No religion ever taught hatred. No color is evil. No race is superior.
WE ARE HOMO SAPIENS. Each and every one of us. Everything else is just labels. And please, labels are soooo high school.
Remove the wires that have been constructed by society; open your heart and understand your fellow human beings.
Love is what the planet needs. Love is what will bring peace. No war can ever give us what we need.
Breathe in love, Breathe out love.
I see you my fellow human beings. I am here for you. We all are here for you.