We have more in common than you think. We are not really different. We are connected. We need each other to survive. You need me. I need you. No one succeed alone. People helped you succeed- your parents, your teachers, your spouse, your boss (bad and good), your coach (if you have one), and your religious leaders. They all helped you to get to this point.
We all need the same good things in life- health, wealth, great friends, and a great place to work, to name a few. We are all connected, and when one is sick, all is sick. When anything affects anyone of us, all of us are affected. Anne Frank said, “We all live with the objective of being happy, our lives are all different and yet the same.” We can be different and still be happy. Yes, it is possible.
If you want to live happily with someone who is not like you, focus on what you have in common, not on your differences. When you focus on what you have in common, it opens up an opportunity for you to explore your differences. But when you focus on your differences, you are widening the distance between you and your neighbor. The world is beautiful! Reach out to your neighbors.
If you want to know people, reach out to them. Don’t judge them from a distance. The only way to know people is to live with them. If you don’t know me, don’t judge me? If you don’t know people, don’t judge them.
To know people, reach out to them.