I believe in differentiation. People who are oddballs, weirdoes, losers, people with spontaneous ideas and great individuals always have my vote. Whether they’re human or non human because the possibilities are endless in what can be achieved, changed, or made by their unseen abilities. The game changing moments, historical events, and many other scenarios is the difference made by individuals who were looked over, last picked.
America started in small numbers and were outnumbered twenty to one. All other countries were the “alphas” while we were the underdogs. We thrived, fought, and expanded for a different world. A world of beauty. A world that seemed to have an infinite number of possibilities. A world of freedom. For our world of difference, millions of others day by day line up and struggle to gain access.
Then there are the “eye-candy” objects. Objects that grip your attention due to the abnormality of the usual expectations. In Texas I hardly see snow, but the suns beauty is intense. Except when I see snow it puts me in a trance-like state. Thus’ leaving me an ever lasting memory and hope for it to come once again.
In history I’m studying racism and individuals, individuals who made a difference, individuals who fought back in unity or sometimes alone. A few who played a big part are Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and many others who probably never received recognition. People who decided to fight back instead of following the lock-steps of society. I’d love to make a difference just as those brave and unique individuals did. People who changed history, improved technology, made a game changing choice. I choose to do what I love because I know I may not make waves now but a wave starts one ripple at a time. In my own simple way I am making a difference just as others are. Using great integrity I’ll someday achieve my goals that I have set for myself. Just as millions of others in this world I just want what’s best for the greater good. My coach always says, “Even if you don’t play you can always do little things to make you and the team better.” No matter of race, intelligence, or looks will contest my ability to make a difference. In unity or alone is how famous and infamous people have made that difference. Until then I’ll play for the passion of sports, keep earth clean, and help in little positive ways. In Mark Twain’s famous words, “It is not best we all think alike; it is a difference of opinion that makes horse races.”