The longer I spend time on this earth, the more I realize two things: we are all more alike than we are different and we spend more time pointing out our differences than our similarities. We all experience sadness. We all experience joy. We have all or will experience a deep sense of loss. We all will get frustrated, upset and struggle to forgive. We will all become passionate about something or someone. We will all bleed and cry. We all feel insignificant at times and suffer a lack of confidence. We all do stupid things. We all have talents. We all think we are "right" and others are "wrong". We have many similarities with everyone else around us, we just focus on the small and typically insignificant details. That person doesn't look like me. That person doesn't act like me in this situation at this specific time or space. That person annoys me (again another similarity because I am certain we all annoy others). If we can see the similarities in others and spend less time manufacturing or over emphasizing differences, the more likely we will have less conflict.