Get to know people who are not like you

It is important to remember that everyone is not like you. Sure, you can find people who grew up more or less the same as you, and they will probably be more like you than unlike you. And there are a lot of people in this world who did not grow up like you: people who had more or less than you did, who had a different kind of schooling than you did, who didn’t have the hardships you had, or perhaps had more hardships than you had. It is impossible to have every experience in the world, and so it is important to seek out others who have had different experiences than you have had. There is a big world out there, and it is feeling smaller every day. If we are going to get along (and it is my sincere wish that someday we do) then we must understand what others are going through and where they came from. Make it a habit to get to know people who are not like you. It will be enlightening.

Daily Bliss #20160818