number seventeen: understand what’s the same, and what’s different 

what’s the same:

you have the same 24 hours in every day as anyone else

you have no idea how many of those days you will get, just like everyone else

you eat, sleep, breathe, bleed, and feel pain just like everyone else

you operate in the same universe, with the same physical, mental and spiritual principles as everyone else

you are doing what makes the most sense to you, with what you have, just like everyone else

you can only do what you know, just like everyone else

what’s not the same:

nobody has had the same life as you

nobody has learned exactly the same things you have learned

nobody else had your parents, and even your siblings didn’t experience them the same way you did

nobody else had your exact mix and understanding of teachers and role models

nobody else has had to make your choices, the way you had to make them

nobody knows enough about you and your life to judge you, just like you don’t know enough about them, to judge them

nobody is enough like you to make a comparison strong enough to hurt yourself over, or to hurt anyone else over

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3 thoughts on “Evolution by the Numbers: Number Seventeen

  1. Never seen it put more clearly Zach.

    The middle ground between “You are a unique snowflake” and “we are all one”

    Shades of gray all the way for me. Black and white answers are things of the past.

  2. until a black and white pulls you over and tosses you into the slammer for speeding, and you realize only greys is too black and white. It’s a gradient of percentages, otherwise no one can read grey text on a grey page, without contrast!

    Also, “there’s a little bit of God in all of us, just not enough to really do any good.”
    … I wonder …

  3. “nobody is enough like you to make a comparison strong enough to hurt yourself over, or to hurt anyone else over”

    I really got to remember that.

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