There is an old saying: “remember you’re unique – just like everyone else”. Whilst this is supposed to be amusing, it also covers a very important point.
I am unique – there is only one person who is exactly like me. There is no one else that has this set of life experiences. Not only are my fingerprints unique, so is everything else about my physical and emotional make up.
At the same time, I’m just like everyone else – I need to breath, eat and sleep. I’m very similar to anyone who was brought up in a suburb of a major capital city: I’ve listened to the same music, watched the same TV programs, and lived through the same events.
So how do we resolve this unique/same issue?