“In his book, ‘Men, Women and Relationships,’
John Gray says, “People are different. Recognizing this fundamental
truth is essential for creating positive and loving relationships. In
practice, however, … we demand that the people in our lives feel,
think, and behave as we would. And when they react differently we make
them wrong or invalidate them; we try to fix them when they really need
understanding and nurturing; we try to improve them when instead they
need acceptance, appreciation and trust.”

We each bring different gifts to this world. We
each have different work to do. Our lives are enriched when we can
celebrate these differences rather than resent, resist and reject them.
As we get more secure in who we are, we get more compassionate toward

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  1. There is a certain balance to things, and in ourselves too.  I think we neglect this, and that is one reason why we are so unhappy.  Throughout history, the greatest societies excelled and lived securly through appreciation of diversity, and not by exclusion/inclusion, or the dicatomy of othering.  I agree with you, we all bring something special to this world, without these different gifts our society will be empty, and without direction.

  2. i agree completely!! … of course, i think only someone who is open to new ideas and willing to accept one’s mistakes and learn from them, will be able to appreciate some of these quotes … and that in itself is a step in the right direction … so kudos to all of you 🙂

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