Every single flower has its own individual beauty. Even though the tree has thousands of flowers, each flower is unique. Though there are features that generalize the flowers on each tree such as color, shape, size and scent, each flower is slightly different from the next. It is these minute differences in the flowers that generate the bigger differences in the tree that comes from the flower.
The beautiful thing is that each flower is original. It does not try to be like the next flower. We can take a cue from the individuality of the flower. While there are features that are general to us as human beings or members of a distinct tribe, race or nationality, each one of us is a unique individual. There are special minute things about us that make larger differences in the things we do and the way we do them. So as to portray ingenuity and originality, God himself has not made any two humans the same. Even Siamese twins do not carry the same genetic material and thumbprints.
People should understand their persons. Teachers and parents need to recognize the individuality of the young ones in their care. We need to encourage people to be the best of themselves that there can be, not imitators of someone else that can only leave them confused and frustrated.
I do not say we should not look up to people. What I say is that we should not try to become the people we look up to. We can learn from them, learn of them and learn with them. We should only let their lives inspire us to live our own lives and be our own person to the fullest.
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