U is for Unique
Seven billion + people on the planet, and every one of us are unique. We embrace our families, and similarities with others, because it helps us feel less alone. There is safety in numbers after all. But hard as some of us might try to blend in, to pretend as if we're just another check mark on the decennial census, nothing can be further from the truth.
Is it any wonder the world seems so screwed up sometimes? Think about it, seven billion individuals trying to reach consensus on so many different topics. But we tend not to think that way...we love to categorize people and put them in tiny boxes that help define them. That's so much easier to wrap our brains around. And the worst part is....we let it happen. We fall into the trap of thinking that it's so much easier to get things done when your part of a group (safety in numbers) and we don't even realize that we've suddenly been labeled. We become identified with the characteristics of the crowd and slowly but surely those things about us that make us unique begin to erode. It makes it easy to forget how special we really are.
My post today is to remind each of you of a simple truth...YOU ARE NOT JUST ANOTHER COG IN THE MACHINE. You are unique! Celebrate that fact, don't run from it. :)