"The ability to
perceive and think differently is more important than knowledge acquired."
What do we do when we find someone who thinks or
acts differently from ours? Do you accept? Do you reject? Do you tolerate? What
about our jobs, our social and family environment?
"Much of the vitality
of a friendship lies in the respect of differences, not only in the
enjoyment of similarities."
Often our tendency is to eliminate the difference
to move the person, or assimilate to our way of thinking or acting. We strive to
impose their own way of acting. While it is true that in certain circumstances
we need to define courses of action agreed, this is not always necessary, and we
should ask ourselves: can we accept without agreeing?
"I have to accept that
when there is a discrepancy with another, the other is moving in a coherent
experiential space as valid as mine, even if different."
If we talk about mathematics, we know that
differences remain. But in terms of human, equipment, relationships, ensuring
that differences can join. We can see how different and complementary rather
than as antagonistic.
"By opening ourselves
to the differences disturbing, sometimes we discover that the way to
interpret the world from another person is truly essential to our survival."
Rather than refuse to learn to tolerate
differences, rather than tolerate them is to learn to accept, rather than accept
them is to begin to value them and appreciate them, because ultimately that life
is made of differences. Diversity is what gives life its beauty, its power and
the ability to constantly renew.
Ser hombre, Ser mujer
For every woman tired of appearing weak,
There is a weak man strong mind tired.
For every woman tired of acting like a fool,
a man is tired of having to pretend to know everything.
For every woman tired of being described as "emotional female"
there is a man who has been denied the right to mourn and be gentle.
For every woman listed as unfeminine when she competes,
There is a man forced to compete for not doubt his masculinity.
For every woman tired of being a sexual object,
There is a man concerned about his sexual potency.
For every woman who feels bound by his children,
There is a man who has been denied the joy of parenthood.
For every woman who has not had access to a salary or a satisfying job,
is a man who should assume financial responsibility for another human being.
For every woman who takes a step toward their own liberation
There is a man who rediscovers the path to freedom.
Maria José Arana
"The man approaches a woman because as a man
notices that the woman is missing and the woman approaches a man because as a
woman notices that the man lacks.
To each of them lacks what the other has, and each one can give what the other
Therefore, for a relationship to be achieved, man must be and remain man and
woman must be a woman and remain so. "
The Assembly in Carpentry
They say that in a
carpentry shop there once was a strange meeting. It was
a meeting of tools to fix differences. The hammer
wielded the presidency but the assembly was notified
that he had to resign. The cause? It was too noisy! And
all the time spent pounding. Hammer accepted his guilt,
but asked who was also expelled from the screw, said she
had to have many turns to serve something. Before the
attack the screw also accepted, but in turn asked for
the expulsion from the sand. He pointed out that it was
very harsh in his dealings and always had friction with
And the sandpaper agreed, on condition it was sent off
the subway it was always measuring others went according
to his measure, as if it were perfect. That came the
carpenter, put on his apron and began his work.
He used the hammer, sandpaper, metro and thyme. Finally,
the initial rough wood became a nice game of chess. When
the woodwork was again alone, the meeting resumed
deliberation. That's when the saw spoke and said:
"Gentlemen, it has been shown to have flaws, but the
carpenter works with our qualities. That's what makes us
valuable. So I do not think and our bad points and
concentrate on the utility of our good points. " The
assembly was then found that the hammer was strong,
united and thyme gave strength, the sand was special to
refine and smooth things over and found that the meter
was accurate and precise. They were then able to produce
a team and making things of quality. They were proud of
their strengths and work together. "
The same applies to humans. Look and you will see. When
looking for faults in others, the situation becomes
tense and negative. However, when honestly try to
perceive the capabilities of others is when they bloom
best human achievement. It's easy to find fault, any
fool can do, but finding qualities, that's for the
higher spirits are able to inspire all human success ...
True love knows the fallibility and human weakness and
seeks only to understand and reconcile the differences.
The differences are what attracted us to each other and
we also can be separated. Love is the art of the
differences. While the interests, dreams and shared
projects bring us are the differences, recognition and
respect for differences that strengthens human
relationships. If we do not share their differences,
forget our common interests. Sometimes it is difficult
to accept the differences, but we respect them. Yes,
love is the art of learning to accept and respect
Dr. Mario Rosen