Variety is the spice of life.  

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2/28/2006 9:20 am

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Variety is the spice of life.

What is it about people that are different that scares some so badly?

Why do some people reject difference rather than embrace it?
I will never understand people that only want others just like them around and are unwilling to open their minds to the possibility that others have much to offer. Wouldn't surrounding yourself with the greatest variety of people with big differences only act to enrich your life? I despise prejudice in any form. Those that are unwilling to see past a particular difference enough to learn more about a person makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up. Perhaps this is due to having been on the receiving end of such sentiments or simply that travel, cultural exchange and education have taught me to appreciate these differences rather than fear them.

For some people only time and experience will change their views, I hope that it happens sooner rather than later in life for them, they are missing out on the natural wonder of variety.

I'm not saying I'm completely innocent, I have held certain beliefs about people that I later found to be totally erroneous. Most of this was due to influence from others around me. Even in those moment, I didn't quite feel myself. The old cliche of You become like those that you associate with was never more true. I have made it a point to try to associate with those that provide me a vision of what I want to become. This of course is not always possible, I don't meet many people that will fit that description often. The standard has been set quite high, and honestly in the US, the standard for men these days seems to be on the downfall instead of the rise.

I was always taught to live my life as an example to others. Lead by example. Where are the examples that I should follow? Those that are where I want to be.

softnlush 54F

3/24/2006 8:28 am

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