At school and work I pass a lot of people. A lot of them are a lot like me, and a lot of them are a lot different. But together we make up the school. If everyone different from me didn’t go to my school, it probably wouldn’t be there. There probably wouldn’t be enough people going to make it profitable to stay open.
A large variety of people come through at work. People traveling for work, young moms getting together for a playdate, older couples going out for lunch, and some… well… questionable people. (I’ve had more then one person tell me they just got out of jail, so… yeah, we get a variety XD)
There is one person in my class who is really different from me, just in our physical appearance I know we’d have different tastes, but he seems nice and we get along fine (in the very minimal interactions we’ve had…)
The point of this is, the world is made up of so many different types of people. Individually they are just one person, but all of us together create an intricate society.
So why is it’s so easy to find places where people are tearing each other down because of our differences?
They don’t have the right skin color, or political belief, or go to the right school, or whatever it may be. Instead of looking at our differences as part of a unique finger print from God people assume that our differences are bad we need to be uniform.
I don’t know if I’d call myself an artist. I like crafts like knitting and crocheting, and I do draw sometimes, and write, so I guess you could say I’m an artist. One idea I’m very fond of is– everyone is going to look at art differently. I’ve never been fond of the Mona Lisa (I just don’t get it), but you know what? That’s okay. It’s art, and some people do appreciate it. There are other forms are art I like better, and relate to better, and that’s how it’s supposed to be!
We should value different forms of art because each piece should be unique and special and cater to a specific type of person, or feeling, or idea.
Why is it when it comes to art we encourage originality and uniqueness, we want it to be different and set apart, but when it comes to God’s creation, the ultimate artist, so many people ask, “Why aren’t we all the same?”
Just like if all movies were the exact same, or books, or songs, if all people were the same it would be… terribly boring.
A sunset isn’t just one color, because it looks so much better with a variety! Just like our world shouldn’t be– can’t be– just one type of person. It takes each of us to be different and unique to make this world the place it’s supposed to be.
(this is, of course, within in God’s standards of how we should live our lives.)
So maybe you know this Really Cool person and you wish you were just like Really Cool. I get that, I do, but somewhere out in this world there could be a person who doesn’t need Really Cool who couldn’t relate or understand, or maybe even listen too Really Cool, but needs Genuine You.
(On a random note, today is my blogs 4th birthday! Yay!)