It's so easy to be close to someone that thinks all the same things you do. It's easy to find stuff to talk about, easy to joke around, less chance of upsetting a person when you think in a similar way.
But it's our differences that make us really. When we think differently, we can solve problems that one mind couldn't. Different thoughts offer different perspectives and growth for furthering knowledge. Different thoughts make us question our own beliefs and give us a window into a different vantage point.
Thank heavens we all don't think the same!
Sometimes I find it hard to be with people that think so differently than I do. How can they have that oddball viewpoint.... I feel like I have spent a lot of years honing information and values - I must be right about lots of things, surely!
But it's spending time with people that do think differently that actually does enhance my knowledge base I think. Damn it. I guess it's the uncomfortable things that end up being good for us sometimes.
So deep. I'm all introspective today it seems!
I need to get out and get some candy and pumpkin things so I can welcome all kinds of little goblin creatures into my home. They are probably coming. Like it or not, ready or not, they will come.
Happy Halloween. I hope you have lots of interesting people with lots of different ideas to entertain you this Wednesday halloween day.