If I were my own best friend I would remind myself of a quote from Robert Fulghum…
“Learn from crayons: some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have odd names, all are different colors, but they all have to live in one box.”
— Robert Fulghum
***I cannot really improve on this one. Suffice to say, there are a lot of different people out there in the world (kind of like a lot of different crayons in a box) and we all have to live together (some of us tightly packed in little rows).
I think the problems arise when one crayon tries to tell another how to live, what to believe, where to go, what to do. Each crayon has the right to make its own decisions about what it believes in and how it wants to live. As long as those decisions are not encroaching on the rights of other crayons (like the pink crayon melting all over the green, blue and purple) then we’re all okay.