There’s been many a time when I have met people who think that life looks the same for everyone. That everyone wakes up and puts cereal in the bowl before the milk, that people sleep on the left side of the bed and that somehow everyone with the same or different cultures just happens to think the same way and do everything in the same manner.
I will always be thankful for being given the oppurtunity to travel a lot when I was younger, although I keep reminding my parents that I don’t remember a lot of what happened. It gave me so much more. It gave me the understanding that everything isn’t the same for everyone and even though I would have seen something as “right” or “wrong”, instead I see it as something “I would do” and something “I wouldn’t do”. Seeing as much as I have has given me and understanding that no one is the same and that the world would be boring if we all would be.
The most fascinating part of meeting other people is the discussions and the lessons that you learn, the stories that you hear. The stranger beside you might have been through an Indiana Jones story for all you know.
We don’t do the same and we don’t act the same. We all have different trains of thought, different logic, that for us is the only way you should do something. Some people might always wet their toothbrush before putting toothpaste on it, some people might brush their teeth with a dry toothbrush. Being able to accept that people act differently, help us see the world from different perspectives and learn why someone might think that way. That doesn’t mean we have to automatically think the exact same way, but it helps us broaden our horizons and learn from the world we live in.
We’re all different, and that’s alright.
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