We’re All The Same And Yet…

atlas-62742_640Hi Everyone,

Throughout my life, I have listened to people who told me stories about someone they know or someone they used to know. And as I listened to these stories, I was reminded that though it may not seem like it, we are all similar in that many of us go through the exact same things. We face the same struggles, the same difficulties, the same happiness, and we meet and deal with people who eerily have similar personalities to someone else. Isn’t it amazing how someone may be describing a a situation or a person, and you find yourself picturing another scenario or individual that you were reminded of, leading you to nod or smile in complete understanding? This is something that I thought about a lot when I created the characters for Kingdom of the Sun. Although each one is different and unique, I enjoyed being able to craft each character so that you (the readers) can understand them. I wanted each character to be personal in that each of you would feel, picture, and relate them to yourself or someone you know or have known. The ability for an author to do this is the key to making readers emotionally and mentally attached to a book. I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I remember finishing some novels and feeling a sense of loss and melancholy that my time spent with the characters was over.

And as similar as we all may be, we are so different in many ways. Now of course this is a good thing because individuality would not exist. Yet, more importantly, if we did not have our differences, then there would be no such thing as acceptance, compassion, mercy, empathy, and more. Instead of tearing us apart, our differences, like our similarities, should bring us together and bring out the best of us.

Peace and Love,

Ariffa

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Posted on September 10, 2013, in About Me, Kingdom of the Sun, Life and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. I think you’re right. I feel I can really empathise with people when they describe a situation to me and it makes me think of a similar one in my life. Never thought of our differences as things that bring us together, although when you see someone with qualities you’d like to have more of, it can inspire you to change. What are the main characters in Kingdom of the Sun like?

    • What a great question! Quite honestly, I was waiting for someone to ask that. And because you did, I will be writing a post Thursday morning about it. It would be wonderful if you can stop by again then. Thank you for your comment and awesome question!

  2. “After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands” (Revelation 7:9).

  3. This reminds me of the archetypes built in “The Tao of Pooh” or “The Little Prince”. I think sometimes it’s good for us to put ourselves into boxes so that we can look at ourselves from outside that box and see our fears, habits, worldview and motivations for what they truly are. It can be a good wake-up call to see yourself through different eyes.

    • I completely agree. Sometimes we have to step outside ourselves to see ourselves for who we really are. And some of the time, it takes another person who is very different from us to help us see that.

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