Everyone is a schmo

MY PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY IS THIS:  EVERYONE’S A SCHMO.

WE’RE SIMPLY ALL THE SAME.

OF COURSE THERE ARE SMALL DIFFERENCES IN APPEARANCE, UPBRINGING, GENDER, AND MORE.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BIG TV STAR AND AN UNKNOWN ACTOR? ONE SUCCESSFUL AUDITION.

A BANKER AND A PRISONER? ONE BAD DECISION.

BETWEEN A PRESIDENT AND THE PERSON WITH THE SECOND-BEST NUMBER OF VOTES?

SO LITTLE SEPERATES THIESE PEOPLE, AND YET OFTEN WE SURRENDER TO THAT DIFFERENCE, AND LIVE OUR LIVES AS IF THE DIFFERENCES ARE AS WIDE AS THE GRAND CANYON. BOTH PEOPLE HAVE SO MUCH IN COMMON – -THEY BOTH EAT, PICK THEIR NOSES, CRY, WANT TO BE LOVED, NEED PURPOSE, PASS GAS, HAVE AN ENEMY, DOUB THEMSELVES, AND SO MUCH MORE. WE ARE ARE THE SAME AT BASELINE, WE ARE ALL SIMPLY SCHMOS.

REMEMBERING THIS, THINKING OF OURSELVES DIFFERENTLY CAN MOTIVATE US AND ENERGIZE US TO STRATEGIZE OUR LIVES DIFFERENTLY.

IT IS THE “AND” THAT MATTERS IN BEFORE AND AFTER.

MORE TO COME.

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