Do you learn to appreciate differences?

Philippines
March 9, 2007 8:20pm CST
We must learn to appreciate differences.Dont try to squeeze everybody into little box.Certainly, we can always learn from other people.And sometimes we need to be open for changes, but we dont have to feel insecure because we dont have the same physical, emotional, or intellectual traits someone eles's has.Be happy with what God made you to be.Stop comparing yourself with others.Just run your own race, and dont worry about anyone else.Be an original not a copycat.And dare to be different!
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@lingli_78 (12841)
• Australia
10 Mar 07
how true you are... that's what i have been trying to do... i'm trying to accept my hubby as who he is which is sometimes not easy... but i'm learning and i think it is a process of growing up... and i am improving bit by bit by each day... so, yeah... i agree with you... God created each of us in a unique way and we can't expect other people to be the same like us...
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@SherryA (77)
• United States
10 Mar 07
All my life I have different. It was horrible when I was a child. I could read at age 2-1/2 and was very smart, but my parents told me I was stupid and I believed it. I am different in weight and suffered a lot of ridicule. I am an artist and a loner, which people never understand. Now I am sixty-two and could care less what people think. I don't even try to fit in. You make an excellent point!!
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• United States
10 Mar 07
I agree. The world would be a boring place if we were all the same. I learned long ago, that I can not be like anyone else but me. I have learned to like it that way!
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@jcvernz (477)
• Philippines
10 Mar 07
Definitely...YES...i do believe that every one of us is created in our uniqueness. Even twins has his/her own identity...so each one of us is unique in our own way. Its up to us to accept our own capabilities and limatations but aspiring what others have will always be a human factor, we cannot be contented with what we have, we used to envy for what others have, its a natural thing but we must do our part to what we want in life for life is a matter of choice. You have to dreams and work for your dreams to make it come true. Be happy to be who you are and what you have for their lies the real beauty of life.
• Philippines
10 Mar 07
I cant even imagine a world of the same and no indifferences.In ourself lies the true beauty of gods creation..
@Modelcoy (184)
• Philippines
10 Mar 07
Yes we should be of who we are... that's why we are created in our unique way. Just be yourself and everything will be okey.
• Philippines
10 Mar 07
And thank god for being so unique!
@lotabi (22)
• United States
10 Mar 07
I think it was Bernard Shaw who said something to the effect that if there are two people with exactly the same views on everything, then there is no need for one of them!! Life is like that - people are different, and yet share common values, goals and experiences. The differences among people is not to be viewed as a problem but as an infinite richness in our existence as humans on this planet. Being accepting of others and not being judgmental is one of the greatest values of life in my opinion.
• Philippines
10 Mar 07
Yes its true, we should always be at ourselves, and make the most out of our self
@kabuki (152)
• Singapore
11 Mar 07
every individual is different and diversity is important to an organisation. forcing everyone to conform will result only in disunity and conflicts.
• Italy
11 Mar 07
World is good because everyone is different from the others. If we were all egual, the world woud be boring. Really. It's a good thing that we are all differents, without differences, we can compair ourselves to the others, and we can't grow.
• India
10 Mar 07
To appreciate differences is healthy for good and long relationship. It helps sort out all our misunderstandings and ill feelings if any.
• India
10 Mar 07
First of all... NICE POINT YOU HAVE PUT THERE. And yes I doappreciate others differences and always keep off from judging others from how they are. I believe that God has prepared us all the same but different in our own special ways. And I love to be what I am and would always be me rather that copying someone. Cause if then even if I succeed I will still feel like a looser. Any ways nice. Always be original. Take Care May GOD Bless YOU
@hyberia (13)
• Indonesia
10 Mar 07
differences is a gift, can you imagine if every man looks like tom cruise and woman looks like julia robert? only one word "borred" there is no good things if bad things doesn't exist, there is no more rich people if every people have unlimited money
@tiehan (4)
• China
10 Mar 07
Very correct,arrive at more things only when much,our ability learns!
@funzone (86)
• India
10 Mar 07
Hey fairygreen, in my opinion no two persons alike, everybody is unique. So, when it comes to differences and appreciation then I always respect others. Because we are learner by birth and learn from either younger, elder or of the same group. In my office I learn so many things from my colleagues and my team leader, though everybody is younger to me. We must not disagree with the opinions of others.
@shrekk (561)
• Pakistan
10 Mar 07
I'm always going for differences. I always want to be the most unique person around, so if there's someone who has absolutely no problem with differences, its me. I actually think about the differences in people's thinking and behaviour sometimes and try to learn from them, and I've gotten to the conclusion that its differences that keep the world going. Really, your clothes are never bad or good, they're just different.
• China
10 Mar 07
i agree with you!in chinese:ding!:)
• China
10 Mar 07
i agree yours .because i think so.
• Philippines
10 Mar 07
i strongly agree.. we are unique in our own ways.. at all times we could set standards for ourselves but we cannot always make other people act or be in the same way we are.. if other can't be like us.. it doesn't mean that they are wrong.. it's individual differences.. i respect that
@shahmeerx (368)
• Pakistan
10 Mar 07
umm... its good to be diff evry buddies diff but i beleive it has levels i mean some1s lik very diff and some1s a lil bit diff and some1s diff till a medium level so i respect the ppl who have views near to me i blieve in my self that i am right that givs me the confidence to live and if u don agree to any1s point u can always argue,the world dusn go on if u sit back and keep respectin the diffs ppl can be wrong cant they!
@lpetges (3036)
• United States
10 Mar 07
i'm not too sure where this discussion is coming from and i don't really know how to answer it! i am certainly not lacking understanding of different people in our world. i am aware that there are many different kinds and many different colors and so on. of course i accept this and do appreciate our world full of many many people!!!
• Philippines
10 Mar 07
But sometimes it is but hard to convince ourselves not to feel insecured most especially if there are some bad aspects of ourselves that we want to change but then we just can't. It's also hard to refrain from comparing your self with others esp. if you know that the you were just once the same with your friends and your friends turned to be successful but you weren't. I just hope doing those things that you've mentioned would be just as easy as they were said.