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Lizanne Hennessey

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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.

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  • Apr 20 2013: We are all spiritual beings, experiencing life on earth. Our bodies has almost the same response to our physical environment. No one would be in the Arctic of the Northern Hemisphere and say (barechested) 'Yay! It's freaking hot here'; hardly anyone lives in the clouds. Only a few people would see a bereaved person and say 'Dude, why are you crying? Get us some beer here and lets partei! (party)'.

    That is why Hollywood earns billions from the movies; we can relate; we can empathize, we can symphathize. And we've got different ways of saying the same thing.

    It is true, "We are one, but not the same"
    • Apr 22 2013: I really like the way you put this, Feyisayo!

      You said, "Our bodies has almost the same response to our physical environment." I loved your example that someone in the Arctic wouldn't say, it's hot! Wonderful.
      But then I thought of something:
      I live in Holland, which as a maritime climate which is pretty mild all year round. We do have the ocassional 'harsh' winter with temps that reach -10, and can get temperatures up to around 30 degrees in the summer.

      I have friends from Indonesia and Africa who I will see wearing a winter coat in the summer! I have other friends from Ireland or Scandinavia who put their shorts on as soon as the temperature breaks 10 degrees...

      So even the way our bodies react to external conditions differs... but is that a physical thing, a genetic thing, a mental thing?
      • Apr 22 2013: You spoke about friends in Scandanavia and Ireland; friends in Africa and Indonesia. That is locational specificity, and the people there have similar response to the climate.
        If you were there you would acclimatize.
        Even though no one (except the insane) would complain about high temperatures in the Arctic, or shiver under the baking-hot sun of the Sahara desert.
        • Apr 23 2013: True, I totally understand what you were getting at.

          I am often too warm, regardless of the temperature. I blame my Irish and Polish genes when I find myself sweating through even the thinnest t-shirt in the summer!

          I guess by my comment, I was wondering if it's possible for people to take their native climates with them wherever they go... What do you think?

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