|Variety Pack Behavior
||[Mar. 8th, 2007|02:11 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
Back in February, due solely to the fact that I was on a particular mailing list, I started getting spectacularly insulting emails from this random woman, so I engaged her in an email conversation to try and figure out what was going on. And she said a variety of interesting and fairly disgusting things, but one thing that caught my eye was her accusation that I want people to be like me.
I had two thoughts, simultaneously: "of course I do" and "of course I don't." The first because it makes communication easier and surroundings familiar. The second because I love different cultures, different points of view, differnt political approaches, etc. Variety is endlessly wonderful and I love it to pieces, even though it's also stressful and can be exhausting.
I can't imagine being human and not wanting familiar things. But I also can't imagine having an open mind without being open to new people and experiences.
Just a random thought spur that I wanted to document.