“we are the world, we are the children”

“we are the ones who make a brighter day so let’s start giving”

sometimes I think the world would be a much better place

if we all spent a bit more time getting to know people that were different from us

just something to think about

[lyrics by Michael Jackson & Lionel Richie]


7 Responses to ““we are the world, we are the children””

  1. I read your post the other day when you were stoped by a stranger while wearing your favourite sweet shirt and how happy it made you feel. You are right a smile, a hello and a little kindness goes along way.

  2. perhaps.. but then you need to be prepared to agree to disagree when you get to know them…

  3. julie: That presupposes something that is not necessarily true: that you *will* disagree with them. I would argue that you are likely to have to agree to disagree with everyone, no matter who they are, on at least one point. Regardless, I learn the most from people who disagree with me, whether my point of view changes or not.

  4. I guess what I’m trying to say is: when you go out and try to get to know some one who is different from you, be prepare that they’re going to be well, different. I’m sure that you will find similarities with each other, but when you’re looking for different- you’ll find it… respect it, learn from it, disagree with it…. but don’t be surprised or offended by it….. i’m not saying difference is bad thing…. I’m just sayin’ πŸ™‚

  5. julie: ah – agree, 100%. πŸ™‚

  6. I’m with you there. Love how you’ve captured these three. They really are the children of the world.

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