Forrest Gump’s momma always said life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get. I think people are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get with people.
People are just different. No matter how well intentioned people can be, you still just don’t know what you’re going to get. Yeah, in a lot of ways people are predictable, but our thought processes and overall outcomes on things can throw you for a loop.
So, since we’re all capable of throwing each other for a loop, why not embrace the differences that make us unique? First off, it’s easier and less stressful. I’m not talking about embracing sins that make differences, I’m talking about embracing the uniqueness of each other.
If everyone was like me, it would be boring. I can not be boring, but for the most part, I like my life being simple. I’m never bored, but I certainly would be if everyone was like me. And in knowing that, it should make it a little easier to accept people who are different than me, because they challenge to think differently and to see a different perspective.
In a world of boxes of chocolate, it’s OK to be different. We need milk chocolate, we need dark chocolate, we need white chocolate, etc. When they’re the right brand, all of them are good. For the most part, you’ll hopefully meet more people who are good than are bad, and they’ll be all kinds of different types of chocolate.