TED Conversations

Singer Songwriter & Vocal Coach, Lizanne Hennessey - Voice Coach


This conversation is closed.

Are we really all the same?

We are all unique.
Which by definition means, we are all different.
Which, in turn, should mean we're all the same.
But we're not, because we're all unique.



Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.

  • thumb
    Apr 19 2013: Do you mean we're all the same because we're all different? This sounds like a riddle!

    We're all human, but our varying experiences, our variances in DNA/abilities/likes and dislikes make us entirely different. I think we do, however, as a species have similiar hopes and wants/needs. We are unique whether we like it or not, there are no two people who are the same.
    • Apr 19 2013: Hi Kendl!
      Yes, it actually is a riddle!
      I find myself correcting my kids a lot. I hear myself saying, "No, that person is not 'weird' because they don't look like you". I search for meaning and expression beneath the surface of people, which is always there! i guess, I feel our uniqueness as people is what binds us.

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.