Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 22359 – 823:
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So everybody wants to be considered a unique individual just like everybody else. The attitude is everywhere. It is most prevalent among younger teenagers but it’s a desire that most people have in one form or another. Oftentimes people are afraid to step out and own their oddness but I came to grips many long years ago that I am not like everybody else and I don’t always fit in. And everyone else is similar to me. You can see it all through creation. Things are the same and yet they’re different. Snowflakes, trees, leaves, animals, similarities and differences are all around us. Snowflakes all have six sides, yet no two are alike. You can walk through a woods and see many trees of the same species but none of them are exactly alike. Dogs. Dogs are all the same, except they all have a different personality, a different spirit. All animals, really. They have the general characteristics of their species but all behave differently in a lot of ways. Animals will behave within their nature although they can be trained to do extraordinary things within their natures.
It’s too bad it’s not the same with people. Oh, we all have vastly different personalities and spirits. We are all unique individuals, just like everybody else. And we are all one species. We may have different colors of fur and skin and eyes but there’s more to us than that. One of the ways we are different from animals is that we have to be taught a lot of things. We have to be taught how to love and hate. Racial hatreds and other prejudices, which exist everywhere in the world, have to be taught. These are ignorant teachings. One thing I learned a very long time ago is that we are all the same. My dad used to say, “There’s good and bad in all of ’em.” No matter the color of our skin or eyes or hair or anything else, we all bleed red.
God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:Act 17:24-27 KJV