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March 14, 2014

Most of us want to be happy, to be healthy, and to live with some sense of freedom—freedom from such things as oppression, hunger, etc.—you all know what I mean. 

We all dream; we all have desires and wants; we all have our likes and dislikes, our habits and vices, our quirks of freakiness, times of fear, sadness, and despair; we all need those basic needs to live such as water, food, and oxygen—and so many other similarities.  So with all these likenesses, it sounds as though we all could be twins—at least we could all be close cousins.

Perhaps one of my greatest lessons about life is that while we are so much the same in so many aspects, we differ so greatly in one aspect.  What is it?  What sets so many of us so very far apart from each other is what we are willing to do to satisfy or to obtain our wants and needs.

While it is true that I want and need food and water to survive, what am I willing to do—how far would I go—to satisfy my hunger and thirst?  How far would you go to obtain your needs and wants—your wants of living comfortably—and how do you define living comfortably?

I have concluded that while we all have wants, hopes, even expectations—what makes us so very different from one another is what we are willing to do to obtain these things.

It is not our likeness that sets us apart—but rather, it is what we do to set ourselves apart that either makes us great or small.

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