gratitude-a-thon day 799: we’re the same, but different

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When i say that I don’t understand the Paris Attack, or similar attacks, here’s what I mean.

We all need a couple things that make us work.

  1. Food
  2. Water
  3. Shelter
  4. A way to make money (so we can afford the food, water, and shelter)

We need a couple more to make us flourish

  1. Love
  2. A sense of belonging
  3. Meaningful relationships

We all

  1. Long to fall in love
  2. Want what’s best for our kids, if we have them
  3. Bleed when we get wounded
  4. Want to be respected

See how many things we have in common as people. At least 10 things. With so much in common, I feel like we should be able to understand each other. I believe that underneath we are all the same.

I am apparently, naive.

But do you see where I’m coming from? Anyway, it doesn’t matter, because the truth is, it’s the differences that are fucking us right now, and not the similarities.

I leave you with the the loving-kindness meditation (it’s all i got….):

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