posted on Dec, 20 2007 @ 11:42 PM
What separates us? I'd say pride, mostly. Our ego. People are constantly trying to find reasons to feel that they're better than other people... and
when one takes an unbiased look at what people have pride in, doesn't it all just seem so....irrelevant? I mean, most of what people have pride in,
they didn't choose. Nationality and race for example. Nobody chooses where they're born or who their parents are going to be. Most people also take
much of what their parents believe and believe in it as well, like religion. Most people are born into their faith, there isn't much choice in the
matter. It's so odd to me that people are proud of these things, and try to use them to feel superior.
The same goes with knowledge, wealth, intelligence, beauty, and whatever else we use to ascertain a person's "worth". Again most of these things
people are born with, and the things people aren't born with are just as irrelevant to me and do not make a person worth more than another person.
For example, Knowledge is something acquired, you aren't born with it. I find it humorous the reaction you get from people if you don't know certain
things. Everyone has a bias for their own knowledge, as if knowing what they know should be the standard. If you don't know what they know, your
intelligence must be lacking. How many times have you watched a game show and see someone miss a question and say "oh, that guy's stupid. how could
he not know the answer?"
Too many people seem to have little to no concept of individuality. If you want to be different, there's something wrong with you. And yet, everyone
seems to think that they're unique. I guess it's ok to be different, just not too different.