What if everyone was the same?
By: I. Papa
This is a big question, which we all have thought about at some point, sometimes for hours on end, and this is because it is a disputable topic. It could be a good thing to have everyone with the same likes and dislikes as you and feel truly compatible with everyone since they are you. However, thinking it through, is it really something you’d want to live with for years?
Picture yourself leaving your house, and immediately seeing 10 identical versions of you. Same hobbies, same religion, same appearance. You wouldn’t be “you” anymore, you would just be us. With everyone being the exact same, there would be no desire for hatred towards one another, but also no desire for anything else, such as friendship. Why would you want a repeated version of you, if you already have yourself? That would lead us to having independent lives, and no company to stick with you, or anyone for that matter, along the way.
If we could, for one day, have everyone identical to you, I’m sure we would all accept and be extremely curious about its results. And for a day, it really would be interesting! Maybe a week even. Not only that but it would be extremely new to us, and it would feel rather extraterrestrial. But the fun would be short-lived, as after some time, we would be fed up with the same thing. We would want adventure, differences, to be friends with those who are our complete opposites, but that would be unrealistic in this situation, we would probably not even be able to imagine this level of uniqueness. Our lives would happen identically, every single day. We would not be able to do anything worth our pride, since everyone else would be able to do it. We would not have individuality. We would not be able to express ourselves. We would not be able to have our own personal interests without the whole world already having them. Would we think that everyone being different from each other is something crazy, just like we think everyone being the exact same is crazy?
I, personally, feel as though this lifestyle would be dull. One of the principal aspects of our life is that we have the right to be who we want and enjoy what we want. We are not characterized simply by the name we hold, but by the dazzling and different personalities we display to those we meet. We should be very thankful that we can each express ourselves in our own wonderful ways!
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