Peter Clemens recently shared on his blog a quote from “Break From the Pack” by Oren Harari: the memorable term, “copycat economy,” to describe the current state of the economy. This is a state in which anything new, clever and original will inevitably be copied by the competition. This is easy to see everywhere on the internet. It does seem that “There is nothing new under the sun.” (Book of Ecclesiastes 1:9)
However, even in the age of the “Xerox” and 3-D copy machines, I celebrate the individual uniqueness and infinite variety of people. Recently, I was viewing some old episodes of the children’s show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” and came across one that celebrated that very thing. Honing in with a caring heart, laying the soul bare in the gentlest of ways, Mr. Rogers celebrated the beauty of the individual.
There is no need to pretend in order to seem more like someone else. We are meant to be different. The difference helps make each of us special. Each of us has a contribution to make to our world. Discover, celebrate and enjoy sharing your gift with others. Speak your words, bring your comfort and understanding, and the world will be better for your time in in it.
Give the gift of your happiness and joy to your family, friends and those you meet. By being in the world, you can make it a better place for all of us.
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