Converged diversity

The sun sets on another day…

As we all watch the sunset together, we share a common bond, though we are different we can find common ground, similarity, and often find ourselves among fiends we did not know were friends, and find our way to truth in adversity.

I find my thoughts often going in circles when it comes to how diverse we are in life. There are so many times that we are pulled to people that are similar to us, and as many where we are pulled to people with differences. In my opinion and experience we grow as both exist. Personally I find I grow well when people think in a similar manner to me, those people I find that are outgoing, strong, and talkative help me see other methods of talking to people, other perspectives not hidden in the shadows. I find the opposite also helps. I have found that interacting with people that see more passive viewpoints lets me understand the perspective, and while I interact with those that have fear, I see how they react and can either try to help or at least let them know I understand. 

My point is, a series of like people do not make a pretty team. A good sunset is created by dozens of compounding factors that create a plethora of color variation and atmospheric anomalies that give us beauty. A series of people that see different perspectives can make us see the world in a much better way. Discounting any perspective leaves you vulnerable to that perspective, understanding does not mean agreeing, but it does mean expanding your view to see the whole picture and not just a part of it.

I have a friends that makes me think all the time. We talk of sometimes difficult items, and the discussions can get passionate but in the process we see a little of each others point of view, and gain understanding of a bigger picture together. Some may take a more singular view, but as with a sunset, saying the world can only happen one way ensures you do not understand the world, since there a million reasons for something to happen one way, and a single change can force a million other ways. It is rare to find something like the sunrise and sunset, that always happens, even if hidden in the clouds, or behind the mountain, it still happens, and we are a part of it, even though it is presented to us differently, every singe day.

So as the sun set s on another day, believe in who you are and your uniqueness, but know that together we are usually stronger, and we find a way to make things better, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, listen to people, and love all the time you can…



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