Politics & Religion
On the surface, we’re all different, but if you listen closely, you begin to realize that at our core, we’re all the same.
The definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different result.
And so it goes with politics and religion.
“I believe what I believe and you must change your mind or you’re an idiot / going to hell.”
Ok, well if that’s the case we’re all plumb dumb and nobody’s going to heaven.
What if, instead of having nothing but vanilla ice cream, we introduce 31 flavors?
“Wait, I don’t have to get the same thing every time? Yum!”
Now, what if you get Chocolate and I get Cotton Candy Clown Shoes with Cookies & Cream, then we let each other try a bite?
“Hmm, maybe I’ll get that next time.”
Now, what if we ask each other why we chose that flavor?
“Well, I remember this time when I was about 5 years old, had skinned my knee outside riding my bike, began crying, and my mom came out with a bowl of chocolate ice cream. It was one of the safest moments of my entire life. She’s gone now, but I think about her every time I taste chocolate. It helps me keep her close in my heart.”
“Jeez, give me some of that Chocolate! Hahah. I have a little bit different story. So, I was an only child, which means most people think you’re spoiled and blah, blah, blah. But the reality is that growing up I spent a lot of time alone so I had to figure out ways to entertain myself. So, much like Jim Carey, I started making funny faces in the mirror and so began my lifelong love with laughter and comedy.”
Our actions say a lot about *what* we believe, but it’s the stories of our lives that say *why* we believe those things. On the surface, we’re all different, but if you listen closely, you begin to realize that at our core, we’re all the same.