As I am experiencing differences between Los Angeles and Boston and exploring similarities and differences at a group therapy conference, do you notice any differences in today’s post?
Here are some quotes about differences:
One can state, without exaggeration, that the observation of and the search for similarities and differences are the basis for all human knowledge. — Alfred Nobel
The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for differences. — Ruth Benedict
I refuse to let any man-made differences separate me from any other human beings. — Maya Angelou
Stories are the common ground that allow people to connect, despite all our defenses and all our differences. — Kate Forsyth
If you don’t acknowledge differences, it’s as bad as stereotyping or reducing someone. — Aasif Mandvi
It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences. — Audre Lorde
We don’t need a melting pot in this country, folks. We need a salad bowl. In a salad bowl, you put in the different things. You want the vegetables — the lettuce, the cucumbers, the onions, the green peppers — to maintain their identity. You appreciate the differences. — Jane Elliot
Talent perceives differences; genius, unity. — William Butler Yeats
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything. — Swami Vivekenanda
We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee. — Marian Wright Edelman
Embrace your differences and the qualities about you that you think are weird. Eventually, they’re going to be the only things separating you from everyone else. — Sebastian Stan
Between friends differences in taste or opinion are irritating in direct proportion to their triviality. — W.H. Auden
One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives. — Mark Twain
What are your different thoughts and feelings about differences?
Here‘s a song about differences that I think about on many different days:
Thanks to all who make a difference, including YOU.