Americans, particularly, celebrate the uniqueness of each individual. Our culture is the poster child of the world’s cultures in proclaiming the virtues and benefits of freedom, liberty, pursuing one’s dream and overcoming the odds to achieve a dream. This is so imbued in America that the extent of this diversity can easily be lost. Really, no one has witnessed millions of people in one location in order to see, hear, and feel firsthand the full magnitude of each of them as a unique entity. The closest I can come to really knowing the extent of this diversity is experiencing a blizzard that has engulfed me and considering each snowflake as unique; Every one unique? There are too many to not have a crystallization design replicated many times over, aren’t there? That kind of diversity blows me away! It makes my mind a white out!
Here’s another attribute of the natural world that has a human parallel. The amount of water in the earth’s system is a constant. The amount is the same. The form of water changes continuously. The earth’s closed system dictates a constant amount of water from the instant that the system became closed until this day eons and eons later. Frozen, liquid, or vaporous quantities vary but, in total, the amount of water remains the same. Holy mole – cule!
What is the human parallel? Two, come to mind actually. First, if all the water was in the form of snowflakes, each uniquely designed, there would a limit on the number of snowflake designs; because the world can only hold so many snowflakes. An earthly system and a human system restrict the amount of individuality that is possible. Said in another way, each individual who chooses a closed system also chooses a limit to the amount of diversity that will exist in that system. Ask not what your company can do for you; know that it will!
Second, we’re all in it together. Regardless of my uniqueness, what I have, what I do and who I am affects other people. When I change there are ramifications for family, co-workers or members of the other communities of which I am a part. Each of them also affects me. Even someone I have never previously known can have an effect on me. Nelson Mandela, I think of you. Osama bin Laden, I also think of you. Our uniqueness does not exempt us from the reality that we are all in this together. Still true, no man, or woman, is an island. Together, we can be all that each of us can be!
DolphinWork Life Coaches have learned and practiced to support you in your shaping of your uniqueness; to clarify the meaning you want to have in the closed systems of which you are a part; to enhance your constancy of purpose in the complexity of inter-dependence. DolphinWork brings out your brilliance – you make the world better.