Sunday, 9 November 2014

By Getting to Know Others, We Get to Know Ourselves

I've come to a little realisation this evening.

I love people.

I mean, think about how many people are living on this earth. And every single one is unique and special and have their own stories and experiences. Isn't that amazing?

I've been watching some episodes of this Swedish tv-show today, where they get Swedish artists to live in a house together for a week and hang out and perform each other's songs. I really, really like the show, partly because it's very musically interesting, but also because you get to know more about their lives. They often tell quite personal stories about themselves and it can get quite emotional. You may have these preconceived images of the artists as human beings which can really change when you watch this show.

One of the things I enjoy most in life is meeting and talking to new people. Getting to know their views and stories. I truly believe that it is by meeting people that we learn more about ourselves and the world we live in. Especially if you try to talk to people who aren't exactly like you, who aren't in your field of work or study, who aren't from the same place in the world, who aren't the same age or gender, well you name it. I think one of the most valuable things you can do in life is to actually make an effort to get to know people, to ask questions about them, about their life, about what is important to them.

Because in every single person in this world, there is incredible beauty and value. We are all important, we all matter, and we all have a story to tell. What's your story?


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