Uncommon sense ~ Life &
death ~ Difference is life
(This article is about discrimination, and it can be done especially easily
in forums where people can get deleted on a whim. Ideas inspired by the
We should all celebrate our differences instead to wage war for it, because
everything that you are and love exists thanks to the fact that the world
has endless possibilities.
It is absolutely impossible to please everybody.
If we make a party with a cake, some people only like chocolate and will
be hurt/angry if vanilla is picked, and some people only like vanilla and
will be hurt/angry if chocolate is picked.
"Then just get chocolate AND vanilla."
But what about the people who like strawberry cake?
What if 3 people want ALL the strawberries on top of the cake? If there's
a possibility to enjoy it all, of course you'd love to. Some people
can share to enjoy everyone's happiness. Some people focus too much
on their own and won't see part that, they won't let go. Some
people find pleasure in having more than others, that feeling of superiority
reassures their insecurities; they even enjoy seeing other being deprived.
But even if you assume that people aren't cruel assholes...
There are endless types of cake combinations. You can't bring to your
party all the cakes that ever existed, that you don't know, and that
will be invented in the future. Someone won't have his favorite cake.
And some people are diabetic, have celiac, allergies to wheat or others.
It could kill them on the spot or destroy their gut until they poop blood.
Others have intolerances that might not be that bad, but will still make
their body suffer and cause distress to their mind.
A host could be offended and see them refuse to eat the cake as a rejection
of their friendship, as a personal rejection.
And this is just a cake. There are endless of things and views in the
We can't expect every party to be to our liking. But we can walk away PEACEFULLY
from an incompatible party. There are endless parties; we can find one to
our liking. Or we can make the effort to make our own
party, to offer something to the world, and let similar people come to us.
Instead to fight to force others to be in our image, to punish them, we
should use that time and energy to find people who are like us, and welcome
them as compatible kindred. But they will never be a perfect copy of you
on every point. But their difference can enrich your life and broaden your
You cannot wish that everybody and everything in the world is the same...
because you risk that it wouldn't be to YOUR liking. Someone can be
stronger than you, more ready to be cruel to win, an even bigger asshole
than you can be about it... if you want to play that sick game. Hitler
won in an implacable manner to impose his views, but he's seen as
the worst monster that ever lived.
If all the things were the same, then you'd have to pick only one
thing that you like and give up on all the other things that you love, because
everything would have to be the same.
But worse, all that you love wouldn't exist.
If a weirdo in his cave didn't dare to overcome his fear of fire,
if an even stranger weirdo didn't dare to think differently and invented
the wheel... you'd still be living in a cave. Everything that
brings you joy and that you take for granted wouldn't have existed.
Every material stuff that you consider as your self worth and that you think
gives you more value than the people who own less... you didn't
make that cool stuff by yourself... you owe it to the weirdos who invented
it, people different than you, people who probably have less stuff than
you because they were too busy inventing cool stuff. Don't look down
on those crazy abnormal geeks... because everything that you are and
hold dear, the state of your existence and the way the world became, you
owe it to them. Otherwise you'd still be in a cave.
Difference makes us leap forward as a society... at a much deeper
level than you can imagine. Difference itself created life, we ARE difference
Life started as unicellular organisms. Blue algae, which is actually
a colony of bacteria. They can all live and multiply on their own. But because
they have to do everything on their own, they are limited.
Then something amazing happened.
Those being decided to focus all their capacities on a specific ability,
and rely on others to do what they gave up, so that they could all surpass
their limit by collaborating as a unified colony. Not just being together
in water, but forming a bigger being made of countless smaller beings. Isolated
they didn't live very long, and couldn't reach very far...
But then some unicellular organism became parts of arms and legs, they worked
together to form an eye to see, while other unicellular organism analyzed
those messages and sent messages to other unicellular organisms.
They're the cells in your body. All independent beings with different
functions, thoughts and needs. If the brain cells demanded that all the
rest acted like brain cells, we wouldn't be able to see or walk. The
cells deep inside our body would die poisoned by their own waste without
an ass hole, without the cells that spend their entire life doing nothing
but to handle shit. Without them the precious brain would die. And without
that orchestra conductor, the rest of the body wouldn't be in such
a profound harmony that they look like just one being... when they are
in fact countless people... every cell has its own brain and send its
own messages, with its own unique needs.
Each cell renews at different rate, but none of them can live 100 years.
Some live only a month. We eat to welcome new cells in the collective, not
only to burn energy, that's why fried food can be so useless nutritionally,
and why raw food is so important.
Because of the enzymes, which are bacteria. We call them with a different
name because we have demonized bacteria. But they are the origin of life,
they are the base of all life: from plants, to animals & insects to
humans. Plants can harvest dead matter and turn it into life, with the power
of the sun, that's all they do... then animals harvest the hard
work of many into the collective of cells while doing other things roaming
around... and we harvest the life work of plants and animals...
that's how we have so much time to think about other things than immediate
survival. Because plants and animals do those process for us, then we welcome
their cells into the collective that is our body. Without life forms to
renew us, with only chemicals and artificial colors and flavors... we'd
all be dead... and many of us are sick... because they didn't
pass on life when they fed... they fed on dead artificial and incompatible
matter... which couldn't renew their bodies and nourish functions.
We are a colony of bacteria. A colony of unicellular organisms. That's
how we can transplant organs and give blood. But not everyone is compatible,
that's why giving blood can be deadly. Bacteria don't cause
diseases, they're just beings protecting their own collective. If
a few tourists cause ruin in a whole country, it's because the country
was unhealthy in the first place, and was too malnourished to defend itself.
The problem isn't bacteria, it's malnutrition. You have 10 times
more bacteria cells in your gut than you have “you” cells in
the rest of your body. But if you kill them... you die. Because they
help you digest and make vitamins for you. Because they are your immune
system... they are YOU!!! Everything else are still bacteria...
but with different characteristics and specializations to help the collective
become more than each individuals could on its own.
You are a society of bacteria.
You are not one person.
You are countless of different people
own different skills, vital functions that every others benefit from, their
own thoughts, they own feelings, their own needs.
Even if you only look at your brain. You don't have one brain,
it'd be like saying that you have one lung because they are near each
other, or just one hand because they are attached to your trunk.
You have 3 brains. One side specialized in rational and the other emotional
thinking. And the back of the head specialized in automatic vital functions
that don't require full awareness all the time, but can send messages
as instinct and intuition. You perceive the world in many different ways,
from many different perspectives. Because the truth in this world is endless,
like a diamond with infinite faces. The possibilities are unlimited...
so why would you limit your mind and others, when your mind is never limited.
That's why you can feel conflicted between what your heart, mind and
carnal desires want... because they are independent parts of different
parts of the brain... they are from different people.
It's like many people in a swimming poll. They're all united
in fluid with a boundary... but they are all different people.
This is what you are made of. Countless different people. A bacteria
can be considered an unique creature... it's an unicellular organism...
and that's what each of your cells are.
So the idea of wanting to make others all the same as you... is preposterous
and against you. Because if we removed the beauty of diversity and difference
from the world. You'd be nothing more than one blind bacterium in
It's unique skills and opinions of countless different beings within
you that makes you who you are. The cells that you were, are, and will be...
cloning themselves into children and passing on their knowledge. I think
that's why we dream... as one old brain cell dies, it tells its
story to the new one... and we put all those stories together into a
You are you thanks to your inner diversity and collaboration... so
I wish you to see the futility of demanding everyone to be the same as you...
because the wonders accomplished as a community by those bacteria doesn't
only end with your whole being... but countless being can make an even
bigger collective and help each other into creating wonders for the benefit
of all. That's how we created a society. Some people put all their
time and energy into learning healing skills, others grow your food, and
others clothe you. We couldn't be as efficient and rich from diversity
if we all did only things for our needs, or if we all did the same thing.
That's why people are born with different strength and weaknesses.
You can't do an operation with huge strong hands. And you can't
build a house with delicate dexterous hands. You can't win the super
bowl with math and a frail body, but if you exercise all day you won't
have enough time to study and master knowledge.
There is no one above others. Without garbage men, the streets would
be filled with rotten things... with bacteria whose purpose is to cause
decay to return to the earth so life can be born anew with plants. They
are good bacteria... but if you get a bacteria whose purpose is to digest
pieces of metal back into the ground... into your iron rich blood...
it could decay your blood! Not because it's bad and wishes to kill
you with tetanus or something, but because it's important purpose
is incompatible with yours... he thinks you're invading him and
simply fight for survival.
Poisonous mushrooms don't want to kill creatures. They clean the
ground of toxins so different plants can survive and nourish others safely.
So difference should be understood and celebrated.
At our core, our atoms all look the same... they look like endless
solar systems will electron turning like planets around the nucleus of an
atom. You aren't just a person, you are a colony of countless different
beings working in harmony, you are an endless universe made of star dust.
At the atomic level, quantum physics shows 2 different laws, that all possibilities
happens at once... but only one if there is an observer. At the atomic level,
we are all the same, all made of unlimited different possibilities. One
is picked with our awareness, one is limited by our awareness... but it's
more like our awareness that is limited by one, while all the other universes
exists beyond our observation.
The world is limitless... but it shouldn't scare you, because so are you.
the bleep do we know? Down the rabbit hole. part 1
Part 4 explains quantum physics, that it's the realm of infinite possibilities...
and that's what you are made of. What
the bleep do we know? Down the rabbit hole. part 4
(at around 3 minutes) The conscious mind limits it to one possibility, but
all the others still exist even if we don't see them.
Atoms aren't exactly the same as solar systems, but if the infinitely big
and the infinitely small look so alike... then everything is similar. Everything
is made of atoms after all. So bond with others by focusing what makes you
alike instead to wage war for what's different. Because we are all alike
and all different with everything that exists, even the cockroaches, even
So don't reject difference, embrace it, because that's what you are made
of, you owe everything that you value and love to difference itself... it's
the essence of your very being, what allowed you to become you as a unique
individual. "Difference" is who you are.
Judging, hating and punishing difference, just for being different, is as
absurd as punishing our eyes for not being our legs.
Welcome difference as something that has the potential to enrich your
life and make you even happier. Just because it's different doesn't
mean that you can't enjoy it as much. Just like strawberry ice cream
has the opposite color of pistachio ice cream; they can both be delicious,
and even be enjoyed together. And together they unveil something entirely
new, new possibilities, new joy. If ice cream can do that, imagine what
collaborative friendship could accomplish.
United in our similarities, enriched with our differences.
Lisa Of Shades
27 May 2015