The more we begin to look into the makings of what we are and compare it against other species you can see that how much so little can mean so much. When you think about it. Chimps share about 98.5% of our DNA. Yet that’s all that seperates us from having to pick bugs from each others hair and eating them. When we realise it…there is only a 0.1% difference between the genetic makeup of you and me.
But the differences are outstanding nevertheless.
Oh…this doesn’t mean that I wholly agree that everyone is different. I’ve always stuck with the rule that we are all the same. You can’t really deny 99.9% of us being the same. Saying everyone’s different inside because you got a marginally different makeup is just keeping one eye close.
I still stand by the rule that as human beings, we’re all bound to the same rules that govern what makes you and me human. We all have our flesh and blood. We all have what makes us the most human.
We all have our emotions.
To understand any one of us…you start by understanding what drives us to do what we want. You start be defining the sense of self that we all are born from. The wants and needs that drive us to experience life as we know it. Whether good or bad…which ever road we take in life. The beginning does not change…our expectations may rise or fall…but our desires for what we truly want never does. We will all come to do the same things in the exact same moments we experience.
We go back to who we really are in times of greatest need.
Hell…even Shakespeare once wrote:
“If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that“
So what if we act out differently. We still feel pain. We still feel joy. We still try and find hope to attain our desires no matter what they are. We all want security no matter what it is. We all want to find a place to belong no matter where it is. The only thing that seperates us is how we get there…and eventually…we all do get there one way or another. Doesn’t matter if we run to the finish or be dragged in a body bag.
We will all reach the end of what we all want.
The same thing.
To be alive.
That’s exactly why we are all the same.