Monday, February 27, 2012

Knowing What It Means

Everyone is different; yet, some are more keenly aware of it. Some are treated differently. Because you know what that's like, you have a responsibility to those who are also different. You owe it to them to be as understanding as you can be. Even though you may not have always received the same understanding, you know that we all deserve it.

And no matter how much you learn about the traits that make you like others, you're always going to be your own kind of person. You're going to be different even from those who are most like you. Realizing that you weren't alone, and that you weren't the only one going through such things, was just a tiny part of accepting that it's okay to be you. It was always okay.

Others might not understand your differences, but I think it's important that they also accept them along with you. Especially the ones that matter: the ones that you choose to care about. They, too, should know what it means.

 

2 comments:

Mei Lian said...

Ah. Welcome to my life! lol

Even here in Japan where we "all look the same" I am seen as different from the Japanese by the Japanese!

I am fortunate that at the least one person in my life does not see what makes me different. He only sees what makes me unique.

Zeri Kyd said...

Mei Lian, well said. We should all hope for such people in our lives.