Sam Weinstock compares people at his school to others on the other side of the world and finds we are quite similar.
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As I walk through the halls of my high school, I see a magnificent variety of people. I am aware of different colors, different incomes, different religions, and even different languages. But most of my peers share very similar ideologies. Sometimes I wonder how we developed these opinions. Perhaps it was our parents, who have helped shape our thoughts since birth. And as we got older, we absorbed ideas from peers, teachers and neighbors who continue to mold our paradigm of the world.
If I were to walk through the halls of yet another high school, a school thousands of miles away, I wouldn’t expect to find that their values match mine. They grew up in a completely different region, and therefore had different leaders, lived in different houses, wore different clothes: all of which could have played a role in forming their principles.
But the thing is, all of us people, in spite of where we live, are really just that… people. We all get stressed out. We all get embarrassed every once in awhile. And yes, we all have different ideas about how to achieve our goals. But just about all of us want the best for our families, neighborhoods, cities, nations, and the world. Whether you live in America or Europe, Africa or Asia, I always try to remember that my so-called opposites probably want the same things in life as I do.