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What is a thing that makes you different from anyone else?

The thing that makes me different is my smile. I asked many of my friends and now, I want to know your answer to this question. You can tell one more thing. Thanks.

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    Dec 20 2011: "Nothing is repeated, and everything is unparalled." (Edmud and Jules DeGoncourt)
    That includes snowflakes, clouds and people (DNA).
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    Dec 19 2011: Personality.
  • Dec 23 2011: Hi Mary, I am glad that you are good at remembering people's names, but that's a kind of problem to me. How do you do that? Is it natural skill or did you develop? For instance, I sometimes cannot remember people's names whom I meet several times.Thanks!
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      Jan 19 2012: Hi Alisa, I have been working with children for over 25 years.. I have to remember over 24 names instantaneously the first day of class....I guess the old adage is true....Repetition is the mother of retention.

      What I also do, when I meet a person, is I ask them their name right away. Then, I use it alot while talking to them.

      Example: Hello, what's your name? Reply: Mary
      Oh wow Mary, I know alot of Mary's . So who is your favorite author Mary? Reply: D. Macomber
      You know Mary, I have never heard of that author. So tell me Mary, what books has she written?
      Etc... etc..

      I find that if you repeat the name often in the conversation, it helps me retain it. Then it is embedded in my memory, and I can always address people by their name the next time I meet them....which is a shock to everybody, since they usually never remember my name.

      Much success Alisa.
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    Dec 21 2011: I think if i have something different from other people, It is because I live with myself for the longest time. AND I know him best. His thoughts, his pesonalities, and his differences with other people.
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    Dec 20 2011: I am a social butterfly, with a purpose. I will talk to anyone, anytime, about anything. AND I love to treat people by name.....I'm good at remembering names. People are usually shocked that after meeting once and then not seeing them for a long time, I am able to remember them by name. I can't think of a better way to respect someone's dignity.
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    Dec 19 2011: Then, it's a pity we can't see that smile.
    I think everyone would see it.
  • Dec 19 2011: I never stop giving to others, I believe that is why we are on this earth.
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    Dec 19 2011: The sense of humor.
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    Dec 19 2011: I dont think i am much different to anyone else. I certainly can feel that way. But I'm probably not. I wonder more about how i am the same. I must confess.
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      Dec 22 2011: I beg to differ......you are very unique Phillip. Read Edward Long's quote.....
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        Dec 22 2011: Thanks Mary,
        Agreed there is an abvious truth that technically we all are different. Born into our own very space and time. Unique in perspective. However, I see the patterns and the repitition. I crave the knowledge that illuminates our oneness - our bonds. For me the body of literature that sheds light on how our brains work, suggest we play out much of the same stuff every day. often in pairs or threes or fours we mix with one another. Sure there are sparkles of life that occur as not ordinary or normal. But these are merely glimmers in the one diamond. I acknowledge my bias and this is a well travelled argument however the need to be different, to think of one as being different, suggests insecurities to me. I understand it from my adolescence.
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    Dec 19 2011: I'm awesome.
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      Dec 22 2011: I agree you are awesome Steven, being human justifies that claim. However, the question is about what makes you DIFFERENT from everyone else.