In Love with People (and Perspectives)

Love Perspectives

“Imagine this. More than 7,550,262,101 people in this world. Seven billion, and none of them look at the world the same way. If this doesn’t fascinate us, what will?”

Each of us sees this world with different eyes. None of us have the same stories. Every person lives and sobs for different reasons, celebrates uniquely and has a perspective that nobody else could ever have.

Isn’t it exhilarating?

Why this matters

While we like to define the world as a whole, the individual stories are what this world is actually made up of. And this makes it even more intriguing. I feel like uncovering untold words, encouraging others to open up, and keep hoping that we share more.

At the same time, I wish to contribute my share of experiences, too. That’s one of the many reasons why I blog or write. To create what we can relate to and talk about.

After all, we all aren’t so similar; differences exist. But without differences, the world would be nothing but dull. Same people doing similar things – nothing exciting at all. So once in a while, I look around and admire the diversity that exists.

I can’t help but agree with what Kurt Cobain said. “There’s good in all of us and I think I simply love people too much.” Heck, I do love people. And maybe I’m more sensitive about this than I should be. But maybe, that sort of sensitivity is necessary.

As humans, we can only understand others when we allow them to open up. When that happens, we’re exposed to worlds within this world. The worlds within humans, brimming with emotions, who are dying to express.

But for that to happen, we need to set an example first. We need to become vulnerable to bring out their courage. We must talk first to begin a conversation. We must mention our eccentricities to make them comfortable with theirs.

It only works that way, because timidness shatters when we show courage and stop asking others to live in accordance with the existing standards of this world.

So, let’s do this

Do what? Create more space for empathy and acceptance. Play a part in others’ dreams and struggles. And finally, hope for a convergence of all our worlds so that we understand each other better.  

How could we make that happen? By avoiding holding back and openly sharing our stories, insecurities, and thoughts – and also by letting others do the same. Most importantly, by allowing others to be themselves, caring about their perspective, and … listening.

Honestly, these simple things work.

They’re all that matters.