Not much on my mind today – but there are so many things going on in the world right now!
Those of you who have been with me for the past 13 months know how I feel about cancer. You know just how I feel about awareness for all major illness that makes one person treat another differently. Well, I just have this one thought today. In the Middle East, there are rockets being fired, troops being deployed, children being killed – for what? Because of differences. Seriously – that’s what it boils down to. Differences of belief, differences of opinion, differences of ethnicity – whatever. Differences. I am not making light of this – please don’t tear me a new one. I know it is far more complex, and that the reasons also vary based on your take on the situation. I am over-simplifying here – it is based on differences.
There was an airplane shot from the sky today in Russia. Not sure why yet – but I bet if you simplify that situation far enough it boils down to the same thing – differences.
152 years ago, the United States of America began a great Civil War. Thousands were killed. Simplified reason – you got it, differences.
Thousands of members of the Jewish race were killed in Germany between 1937 and 1945. Simplified reason – yep, that dang D word again – Differences.
Some Americans used to have to use separate bathrooms and ride in the back of busses, among other things. Why? Differences.
Now the big tie in. What makes a cancer cell different from a healthy cell? Differences. Overly simplified – yes, definitely. But its the TRUTH! What makes my husband diabetic and me not? DIFFERENCES!!!!! What makes me have gray hair and others of my age maintain the hair color they were born with? DIFFERENCES!!! We can play this game all week!!!!
It all boils down to differences. Each and every single person on this planet is different. The reasons are innumerable. We hear all the time how people want equality. Well, my simple thought for the day is this – We will NEVER see equality until we learn to look past the DIFFERENCES.
Just a thought – what do YOU think?
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