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Thursday, April 7, 2011

contextual humanity

I think people are a lot easier to understand than they seem. People who follow alternative lifestyles (ie. manner of dress, speech, food choices, medical treatment, etc) may seem "weird" or "abnormal", but you just have to look at them in their own context. Look at someone in their own habitat and they aren't so hard to understand after all. It's like looking at a fish in a tank that should be in the ocean. It looks bizarre, it has both eyes on one side of its body and is a mottled brown color that sticks out like a sore thumb. But if you traced it back to its origin, you would see that lying on the floor of its habitat it blends in perfectly, completely flat in the murky mud to help it survive. Same with people, a person may look strange to you, but follow them to their habitat and you will see, their surroundings have shaped them. You simply have to understand the context of their lives to understand them. BOOM blowin' ya mind!!!!

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