Fear is one of those human traits that has insured the survival of our species. This hardwired emotion has served humankind in one form or another for over half a million years and yet it can be one of the most crippling and difficult emotions to live with. It makes me wonder why, that if we are given genetic imprints of our ancestors, like skin and eye colour, defects of the physical and mental kind, why we are not also given the cure, the solution or the perspective to handle these maladies and illnesses in our gene pool too?
I bet you are wondering what I mean?
Well, what I mean is why don’t we instinctively know how to fix things? Why doesn’t our gene memory remember how my great grandma Alice handled different situations that caused her pain through-out her life and then pass that information on through her genes to those who came after her within her family line ? We may get her affliction, but we don’t get the answers. How terribly unfair.
So this leads me to think that the human expereince is indeed a solitary journey, where only the participant can determine how they handle things that they face within it. Though your grandfather Max may have been the bravest man in World War 2, it does not necessarily mean that you would be too when faced with such a situation and on the flip side if he was a coward and ran for the hills, it does not mean you would also act in such away..
How many times have I heard people say, “Oh, he/she is just like their mother/father..always doing or acting like.. (insert). This is just not the full story. They may have the same illness or even the same traits or emotional hang ups. But what separates them and makes each different within the world is their perception of that problem and how they are dealing or have dealt with it.
When it all comes down to it we are really, truly, individuals and unique. Regardless if we look the same, have the same illness, or come from the same gene pool as another.
We should put each and everyone of us on the “Endangered animal list”, because when we die there will never be another that will exactly fill our place within the world. Each of us is that unique!
The word “SAME” should not be used when referring to people. It is bland and it is boring. It is also a lazy way to describe another. The word “SAME” should imo only be used when referring to non – sentient things, like furniture and cars and the like.
Though being “me” Is hard work at times and I find that there are times I want to be the same as everybody else, but I am not sure who this “else” is! To be honest what I really am saying is, that there are times I am scared of just being me! Unique takes courage to actually live it. Maybe that is why so many people use the word “same.” as it makes us feel that we are not alone and not so vulnerable as any endangered species must feel as it fights for its survival.