One of the many uniquely neat things about life is how different we humans can all be. Music we make for example, is funny because it unites AND separates the masses. Kind of like the funninesses of religion and politics. But in spite of the divisionary differences we endure, we all love emotionally the same. No matter who or what we love, the feeling of love “feels” the same for everyone. So spiritually, we can find a sameness in our uniqueness. Love is the wonderful stitcher of differences. When we look to each other with our heart, we can see and feel common ground at our feet.

Some think that we should all like the same things. This is the reason we go to war. It’s irrational to think that ANYONE else should like the exact same things that we as individuals do. God didn’t build us that way. He built ants that way… and possibly outer space aliens. Humans don’t think alike.

We can love and celebrate that we are each uniquely unique if we make a point to respect one another. But if we think we are smarter, better, more enlightened than, or inferior to anyone else then we become judgmental, feeding contempt. Whereas, if we respect each other, with a mutual understanding that we can be different and still love, we’re on common ground.

Life’s divisional negative realm is all about hating others. Criminal society is the best example of hate that I know of. Politics and religion are two other stand out arenas where hate can prevail. Hate is prevalent where people think and act in a superior or inferior manner toward others.

Life’s positive realm is all about loving others as we love ourselves. Loving is the most important and rewarding aspect of God’s Creation.

God created us as unique equals. We can celebrate our uniquenesses by following the golden rule of treating others in the same good mentally and physically healthy way that we want to be treated.

It’s an ancient tried and true rule that works well in any arena.

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By Ed Caldwell

I’m mostly retired. Except for some unavoidable honey-dos, I pretty much goof off for a living now. My last career job was designing internet operating circuit boards along with a distinguished team of engineers, managers and support personnel. Prior to that I was an electronics technician evolving into circuit board design in the defense industry working with tactical missile systems. My first career job was a professional artist. During my younger years I worked many odd jobs beginning at age nine with a newspaper delivery route.

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