The People I've Met... / by Benjamin Steele

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Blog #25

Through my travels this summer, I've had the opportunity to meet a wide variety of people :

Rich people and poor people.

People from India and people from England.

People who have spent their lives as metal workers and people who are expert potters.

I've met people who are adamant in their Christian beliefs and people who were once Christians, but now call themselves Buddhist.

I've met people of different sexual orientations.

I've met people who work for Google, Amazon, as models, fashion designers, artists, doctors, lawyers, tellers and entrepreneurs.

Not only have I met these people, but I've spent a significant amount of time with most of them. I stayed at some of their homes and I shared meals with many of them. As many of the handmade goods shows that I've participated in are traveling shows, I saw many of these people for multiple weeks on end.

So...why am I telling you this?

I'm telling you this because I've noticed that there is a common tendency to have the "my way is the best way" mentality. I think that this way of thinking can be ignorant and is often incorrect. I personally am grateful for the diversity that exists among humans. As long as these differences are peaceful, I do not think that they should divide us.

Whatever you believe, we are all people and I believe in a God who loves us equally regardless. If we learn to work together and learn from each other (not necessarily change each other), I believe we can accomplish amazing things.

Thank you to all the friends I met on my trip. I am grateful to know that if I ever needed anything I could turn to you.

Thanks,

Ben