By Casey Grey
Yesterday, I had another eye opening day thanks to Tarek Mounib of the newly released documentary, Free Trip to Egypt.
Tarek and I had a great conversation and then I made it out to see his documentary last night at the ByTowne Cinema, which I highly recommend if you have time before the last screening here in Ottawa. If you can't make it out this week, it's also playing at the Mayfair Theatre next week.
What Tarek brought to light for me is how often we spend time trying to convince other people of our own views and beliefs that we fail to see theirs.
We're quick to judge and slow to accept.
When I stop and think about my life and who I am, I realize that it would be impossible for anybody to be the same as me. Where I was born, when I was born, the family I was born into, the experiences I have had growing up, the experiences I have had in business and so forth. They are all different.
There is nobody who has been through exactly what I have been through.
There is nobody who has been through exactly what you have been through.
Part of the joy in life is the fact that we're all different. (Personally, I would go nuts if everything was just like me.)
What if we took that energy of trying to change people and instead put it towards accepting people?
How would your life change?
How would you change?
How would the world change?
I look forward to finding out.