Different People Matter by Darrah J. Perez

IMG_2478It’s what you learn from the differences of other people that matters. In life we all tend to fight with our spouses, our significant others, our family members, our friends, and even complete strangers. The reason we fight and have disagreements with others is because we all think different thoughts, we all have different opinions, likes, dislikes, and we were all created to be unique in our own special ways.

     There is no such thing as a perfect relationship in any aspect, and again that stems down from each person using their own brain, their own heart, and their own soul.

     We can connect on so many levels and have those disagreements on certain subjects here and there. The disagreements that cause separation, disruption, and even alter one’s mind into thinking that they are not loved or cared for by the one who has shown difference.

     Difference comes in many forms. It can be in thought, in action, and even in spirit. Everything was created different, we were all created different. The color of our skin, the tone our bodies, the look that we each have.Darrah all lives matter

Some of us are straight gendered, transgendered, gay, bi-sexual, white, Black, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Native Indian, Latin, and the list goes on. The point being we are all different individuals. Even two people of the same race, are different for they don’t each have the same thoughts or opinions, or likes or dislikes. They are their own person. They each have their own mind, their own body, and their own spirit.

     Accepting each other for our differences is important. It shows that we are appreciating all God’s creations. God did not design life to be easy. The Creator wanted us to each have our own choices in life so that we could choose what we wanted for our life all the way up to the very end.

   The way life is lived, the acceptance that was shown, and the learning we have done from the differences of every person encountered in one’s lifetime will be looked back upon as the key component that will judge each of us as either a good person or a bad person.

     It is important to know that different people matter.

Even in marriage, life is not always going to be idealistic nor pleasant, but again, it is what you learn from the difference of your spouse that matters. Absorbing those lessons and absolving them is essential to understanding the true meaning of life. We were not created to give up or to turn our back on our loved ones, our friends, our neighbors, but yet learn to accept that they are different from us. And that we are all different. This does not mean that we have to always accept the differences in life, but we should respect them, and know that not everything can be perfect in our ideal images.

     12194793_10153866526819750_7855153083331647064_oWhether one believes in heaven or hell, or neither. Remember we were all created different to be different and in the end we will all have different outcomes.

As a child is born it is innocent of this world knowing no differences, having no thoughts other than wanting to be loved. Learning the ways of its parents and surroundings, a child begins observing the different things of this world but doesn’t really understand them until they begin growing into an adolescent. It is then they begin getting their own mind, their own thoughts, and their own feelings.

     The difference begins happening.

     Through life an individual follows their own life journey, expresses their own thoughts, does their own things, and in a way thinks life is completely figured out. But when one ages and gets older, they begin realizing that the commonality they have and had with their parents is exactly the same. That they are exactly like their parents. A living being of love.

     The truth is, difference and different people matter, but in the end we are all the same in so many ways. We will have all lived to one-day die. We will all have smiled when happy. We will all have gotten sad, upset, and even sometimes cried. Understanding different people will help with understanding ourselves, because in the end—the light we all hold within us will either be released to shine bright within the universe or to dim out into the darkness.

Darrah the power of love

To me, All Lives Matter!!!




18 thoughts on “Different People Matter by Darrah J. Perez

  1. Beautiful post, Darrah, and very relevant and poignant. In a perfect world, we would all get along, be kind and respectful. Sadly, greed, power, and hatred to prevail. May more light from goodness, kindness, compassion, and love shine forth to overcome the darkness that continues to creep and seep into our lives and our world.

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  2. Very interesting and thought-provoking post, Darrah. If we could all live by the words you write the world would be a much better place. If we could all understand the differences we share, perhaps some would think before they act or speak. Thank you for speaking out and explaining how our world really is.

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  3. Well said, Darrah. I don’t share your faith but I do share similar sentiments that we need to accept the differences between people and all share our planet in a more agreeable way. You’re right that a comfortable compromise is needed in all aspects of life without that meaning it’s all bland or one sided.

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    1. The Universe has laws and all those laws apply to those who faith has nothing to do with. Treat others the way you want to be treated, and so on and so on. Karma is out there waiting for her moment to strike always.
      Thanks for reading.


  4. So right, Darrah. I’m straight, but for most of my adult life I’ve lived roommates who were and are gay. Two of my best friends are married lesbians. Another lesbian was a roommate in Wilmington, NC, a fellow journalist whose father won a Pulitzer Prize while a reporter at a Baltimore newspaper. I embrace mankind’s DNA differences. Thank you for this thoughtful column. It’s so timely considering what is going on in the nation right now.

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    1. Gay or straight it doesn’t matter God created people and what they choose in life leads everyone down a different path, with different lessons. All these differences are meant to create balance and are suppose to be used to create acceptance, love, and peace. At times we fall off this balance and see eyes through the voice of labels. Labels will not matter when we die. Unless of course, one doesn’t get the lesson this go round, they will then reincarnate as something and someone else to hopeful get the lesson, in other words a second chance. Or so, that is my beliefs, and I strongly sit beside. Thanks for reading.


  5. Thanks for the reminder, Darrah, that when it comes down to it, we are all different yet in so many ways, we’re also the same. It’s so important to try to understand one another and not judge. This world needs more thoughtful and patient people like you.


  6. Thank you for a lovely, heartfelt post. I agree–we all just need to make sure that everyone matters and that they know it.


  7. I believe all lives matter, human, animal, all. I, like Nancy don’t share your faith, but I respect it. I love all people. We are taught certain things are sin, not certain people, but certain actions, but we are taught to hate the sin and love the person. That is possible. I have friends and family members who live lives that I have always been taught was sin, but there are circumstances that I didn’t understand until I aged a bit. The All Lives Matter theme is a good one right now. This world is getting more and more crazy. Cher’ley


  8. Your post made me think of my sister. Her and I grew up in the same household, abided by the same rules and had the same parents, however we couldn’t be more different. She is outgoing, and a bit mischievous. She enjoys shopping, follows the latest trends and socializes several nights each week.

    I on the other hand am a rather solitary creature, a bit shy and I hate shopping. The latest trends mean nothing to me. I would rather be in the woods looking for critters than sitting in a 5 star restaurant any day of the week. Yet despite our differences we can sit and chat and giggle for hours. From the time I was very young I knew we are different, yet the same.


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