God made each and every one of us unique, in our own special way. He gave us different attitudes, appearances and personalities. No one in our world is the same. Not even twins, triplets, quadruplets, and so on. We all have that one trait that makes us different from others, one that we consider a flaw. But that doesn’t mean that you have to isolate yourself from society. Our differences are what make us who we are. They are like our very own barcode.

Let’s look at this in a different way. We are all good at different things, which is why people have different careers. But, for example, all of us are only good in fishing, so we all become fishermen. What would happen to the doctors, nurses, firemen, and the like? Who would we go to when we get sick? Or when something is on fire? This is why we are born different from each other. So we could do different things, meet people who are opposite from us, and help each other realize the meaning of life. I am quite disappointed in today’s generation, though. Because I have noticed that, in schools, students usually group themselves according to their similarities. They seem to outcast people who are somewhat different from them. According to a book I have read, an outcast is a person who doesn’t ‘fit in’ because they are more unique and gifted than others.  And the others don’t appreciate that, even though an outcast is the nicest person you can ever imagine. You see? Why should we hate people who are different? There is something unique and nice in each and every one of us.  We are, after all, made in the image and likeness of God.   Every person in this world should be given the chance to be accepted and appreciated.  Yes — we all have our own faults and imperfections but, hey, who’s counting?  Nobody’s perfect, right?

And in order to be able to love one another, we must be ready to accept all of their differences. Problems in the world would be easier to handle if we are united. By that, I mean, we should all accept each other’s uniqueness. If we are able to do that, our world would be a much better place to live in. No one would ever feel left out.  And with that, the most elusive “world peace” will be ours for the taking.

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