Identify What We Create

When we are stripped down to our barest emotions.

Bare

When we are raw with grief or shock or disbelief.

Raw

We identify with others.

In the most basic and the most meaningful ways.

Stripped

When we are stripped of everything.

We relate, we empathize, we sympathize.

We are not different by what we are.

Identify

We are made different –

By what we have and what we create.

We create:

Ideas.

Status.

Class.

Opinions.

Values.

Worth.

Prejudice.

Stigma.

Hate.

Differences.

19 thoughts on “Identify What We Create

  1. When we do identify with others through grief or despair we create a bond for life, even if we only ever have minimum contact ever after. Thought provoking post Coleen. I hope all is okay in your world.

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    • Thank you Tric. Everything here is well. And I agree with your thoughts about the created bond. Take the Philippines for example. How many ever thought about life there? And how many can now think about the Philippines and their life now, without thinking of the horrific events and how would “we” deal with the same thing. Creating a sympathy or empathy, a bond, with them.

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    • I guess it would depend Koji. On what it is you are creating. I think created things are wonderful and positive. And I think created things are hateful and hurtful. That is, of course, the easy answer. What do you think?

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