Is being different a problem?
April 4, 2016 12:47pm CST
Different colors, sexes, backgrounds, races, levels of education, religions, political positions, etc, exist. So what? Is difference or being different the real problem? In the dictionary we find many words, including: acceptance, tolerance, respect, and love. A beautiful melody has different notes. Being different is not a problem. The problem is in the mind and heart of the beholder. * Let us not make problems, let us live in peace. * Let us build bridges and not barriers. What do you think? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Photo credit: Pixabay
21 people like this
• United States
4 Apr 16
Individuals are different by the mere fact of birth, so to be anything else would be different. Difference makes the world the way it is. I enjoy being different and far from the norm people become by simply existing. The real question is, how are differences making this world a better place, and are people embracing his or her differences?
6 Apr 16
We can change our mind and make up our mind to love instead of hating. Come on everybody?
6 Apr 16
@salonga Absolutely, Jesus said that we should love our neighbor as ourselves and that we should even love those that may view us as their enemies. If we all did that, then the differences will not matter. God let's the sun and rain benefit every human on earth. Let's follow him!
5 Apr 16
Respecting others is so important. After all God has given us freedom to choose what we do with our life. No matter what color our skin is or where we were born, we have the same needs and the same Father - so we are brothers and sisters..
6 Apr 16
So true! And we can let God handle the troublemakers and he will. Romans 12:17-21 New International Version (NIV) 17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
13 Jul 16
Being different should not be a problem. The problem eradicates in our mind and the way we think. The different cultures, colors, way of life .... makes the world more interesting and we can learn a lot from other people. No one is perfect and all of them have something interesting to offer to world's comunity. Otherwise, life would be boring if all would be the same with the same thoughts, culture etc.
• Mumbai, India
9 Apr 16
We are like the leaves of one tree, the waves of one sea, the flowers of one garden. Beauty is in diversity not uniformity. Glory not in this that you love your country, Glory in this that you love mankind. --from the Baha'i writings. The unity and peace of the world is in the acceptance of one another as members of the same family.
10 Apr 16
Very nice thoughts and expressions! Yes, we must think that we are all citizens of planet earth and treat one another accordingly and those of us that are believers in God, that we are all brothers and sisters, even in different choices of religious beliefs and treat one another as brothers and sisters. We must be all good Samaritans. We must all be examples of what we all should be. Fighting, mistreating, hurting and killing one another or anyone for that matter proves that we are neither humans nor believers in God.
• Guangzhou, China
5 Apr 16
I agree with you. The difference is very useful for the world. Try to imagine how boring the world will be if we all like the same thing. For example, you can find classical music, jazz, popular music etc. And they are all nice even if they are quite different from each other.
4 Apr 16
Definitely not a problem. The problem is the way each of us was brought up. The knowledge, the tradition that our ancestors instill on us that made racism, different cultural , religious and other aspects make it different from each other's points of view.
17 Apr 16
I have lived in few countries and most are like me - enjoy the variety and it is the real spice of life. Nature shows the way by how it keeps us enthralled. We should just go with nature which reflects the oneness of creation but shines the uniqueness of the parts - siva