Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.

Oscar Wilde

Many people spend their entire lives trying to be someone else. They try to mold themselves into the image that they think they should be just because it is the image that they perceive as the best. Well, there’s a reason why you are different than everyone else. How boring would life be if all of us were the same? Each of us is unique, and there are reasons for that beside boredom.

Reason #1: Each of us is unique because there are things in this life that only we can do because of that uniqueness. There are people that we can help in ways that nobody else can. Different missions require different people.

Reason #2: Variety is definitely a good thing. Because of variety, the scenery changes as we travel around a neighborhood. Things can be enjoyed, and things can be despised. If we didn’t know one extreme, how would we ever recognize the other? Sometimes someone is special because of what they are not, not because of what they are.

Reason #3: We need to learn, and the only way we can do that is by interacting with different people. Otherwise, we would learn all that we need to learn in the first few years of life.

Reason #4: God made you the way you are for a reason. If you don’t like what you see in yourself, try looking at yourself through His eyes.

Reason #5: I do not believe that love could exist if we were all the same. The things that we find to love in others are those things that are unique to them, that make that person special to us. If we were all the same, there would be no reason to love any one person more than any other person.