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You Choose the Elements to Create Your World

Updated on August 17, 2017
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Each of us chooses the materials with which he creates his world. I choose love, understanding, and smile.

Someday a student of mine asked me, "Sir, what is your opinion about the cops?". I replied, "My opinion is that they are people with defects and virtues like you and me. Individuals with the same right to wrong, with the same fears and anxieties as you and me. They are my brothers like you since we share a common Father Creator. That's why I care and love them like every other person, loving their diversity too. If you ask me about some of their actions, I can judge them, but I have no right to judge people because I cannot tell you how I would react to their position. I can say that I have met police officers who were excellent people, and I have known, for example, priests who did not leave me the best impressions. So I would ask you to avoid the marks for people. It will help you become better in your relationships with others if you reach them without prejudice."

Generalizations, that curse

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One of the things I disagree with is generalizations. To create groups with certain negative characteristics and to place people in them, being indifferent to the separate, beautiful elements that each one of us has. Cops, gays, blacks, gypsies, fascists, anarchists, Muslims... and the list is not over. How deceptive this is! First of all, for the one who makes this low ranking, as he states that he cannot perceive the peculiarity of his fellow man.

"The garden of God is beautiful because it has flowers of different colors."

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A Native American leader had said, "The garden of God is beautiful because it has flowers of different colors." Amount wise! That should be our approach. Each of us can be found in specific groups but has different characteristics that can express. It does not matter which group you belong to, but what choices you make in the conditions that this group creates. What is important is the amount you will struggle to become a positive representative of this group. Having in mind, therefore, that we do not always make the right choices, to which group we belong, we should be tolerant of the choices of others. And do not forget that by showing tolerance and understanding you will get yourself the same.

A great choice

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The most important of all is to seek within us the cause that leads us to these generalizations. We would never end up on them if we felt our unity with all people. But when we feel separate, then to fight the loneliness that this division creates, we need to belong to groups and to rank the others in the same. If we fight against our selfishness, which creates the illusion of separation from our siblings, then we will pass the boundaries of each rank, and we will all feel members of the same great group.

This is a great choice. I choose to live in a world that is all different, but all are my siblings. So I embrace this diversity with love and understanding, and I enjoy the gifts that choice has to offer me. And so the labels are shattered, and my brother's smile is left behind.

Father, help me to judge the actions and learn from them, but not to judge my brothers for them.

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 4 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      Thank you, Vivian. Nice and open are definitions that I want my texts to have. I am happy to create these impressions to you.

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      Vivian Gaytan 4 weeks ago from Houston, TX

      I like this, very nice and open. :)

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 4 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      We are beautiful because we are different! Thank you for your opinion, Helen. It is so important every one of us to become this voice to the world. We are the change!

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      Helen Karagianni 4 weeks ago

      That's a very nice article with an up--to-date content...Today unfortunatelly stereotypes are a huge problem to our society...many people are believing in many forms of stereotypes and many others belong to social groups that day by day are wounded by all this rascism...that article is an excellent way to show to the world that we are all equal and every diversity has to be consented and not rejected.That message has to be spread amongst humans..Noone should spend his whole life hating another one just because incidentally he does not have some certain charateristics that differentiate him from the others...and noone should spend his whole life believing he is inferior from another person just because he does not satisfy society's standards.

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 4 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      Your words are a great honor to me! It is a pleasure to know that my words may act as, even a little, help to your heart or anyone heart. That is my joy. At the same time is a responsibility to me to write more and better texts. Thank you, my friend, Besarien and keep on your excellent work at your hubs. About the photos, credits to the exceptional artists.

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      Besarien 4 weeks ago

      I found your words immensely inspirational. This was a another beautiful and thoughtful hub. I know I'm going to read it again when I have a bad day and need my heart lifted. I loved the photos with it as well.

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 4 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      It is impressive how a kind word can make someone's heart lighter.

      Thank you, Dimitra. Thank you a lot. There will be more...

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      Dimita Printziou 4 weeks ago

      It is impressive that your words can touch one's heart! Waiting for new articles!

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 5 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      Beautiful words my dear Agathi! Thank you so much for them because they complete my text.

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      Agathi Nakou 5 weeks ago

      In the university where I'm studying, we talk a lot about what is consider to be normal and abnormal. That is about body features, brain functions, things that have to do with psychology and behavior etc etc.. But you know what? Since I grew up enough to understand the world around me, I have not seen, not once, this normal model. If we think about it everyone has something abnormal according to books. A special need. What you say is so beautiful and important. What if we all could see that there is nothing more normal than being different, being unique? And furthermore, what if we actually love those unique traits of ours?

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 5 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      "Reconciliation with ourselves is the first and major step to embrace our siblings." Thank Heliana for this quote. We have to write it on our hearts. And the world can be a better place because of souls like yours, dear Rory. Souls that are seeking the truth.

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      Ilio_Stam 5 weeks ago

      With your words, my soul feels blessed for all my different characteristics!Reconciliation with ourself is the first and major step to embrace our siblings.keep up the good work!!

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      Rory Nkv 5 weeks ago

      These thoughts and this article gives me hope that the world can be a better place to live in, if we embrace them. Keep on writing and make us lighter.