uniquity July 15th, 2010
Well, while we are still playing the movie quote game, as in yesterday’s comments, here is the caption for today’s photo: “You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone else, and we are all part of the same compost pile.” Shouldn’t be that hard to guess…
It’s a topic that Matt and I have discussed at length before, and one of my favorites, because it’s sometimes hard to pick a side… Do you think people everywhere are mostly the same, or mostly different? In other words, is there even such a thing as being unique? Basic needs for water, food and shelter aside (although some might argue you don’t need food or shelter (and some of us prefer to just eat, ahem, roses)), I like to think we are all mostly different. Perhaps this is a romanticized view of the world, or maybe that’s just my public school education lingering on, thankyouverymuch Bushy Park Elementary. I think many kids are taught from a young age to believe that they are different, special, one-of-a-kind. There is no one else quite like you!
But then there are cases against this, like the power of the internet for example, when you find someone else on Facebook that loves the smell of skunks , collects elephants, thinks “Little Giants” is the best movie ever, and can sing every lyric of every Old 97′s album… wait! I thought that was just me……..
In the end though, I think we are all different because of the way we think. Even if you took the most seemingly similar two people, their thought processes would always be different, even on the same topics. You can’t account for the human mind and the way it works when you compare people. Some may say, “great minds think alike,” but I think this falls to into the category of coincidence. In other words, there are some of us who, yes, may be considered decaying organic matter (have you ever ridden the metro in the summer???), but I don’t think we’re all part of the same compost pile.
Happy Thursday to you, our very special Juxtaexposed reader.
tags: buildings, DC, dupont circle, Exteriors
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