Robert's right here, of course--it is a wonderful
feeling when someone sees things the way we do. But
why? Shouldn't it also be a wonderful feeling when
someone sees things completely differently than we do,
when we have clear evidence of the amazing diversity of
people's perspectives and opinions?
Whatever the case, there really are few things that are
comparable to shared feelings and shared
perspectives. When I find myself agreeing completely
with another person about something, I feel a bond with
that person, and the unity that so strongly defines the
human being is much more real to me, much more clear and
focused. I feel more a part of life in general, and
I feel a sense of understanding and shared reality for
which there really is no substitute.
I know that one of my goals in life shall be to work away
from needing to know that someone else feels as I do if I
want to feel that good, that close to unity and
togetherness. I should be able to access that
feeling at any time, simply because we all breathe the
same air and share the same planet. Life's choicest
blessings are all about us, all the time, yet sometimes we
just don't open ourselves up to that fact enough to enjoy
Whatever the case, though, and whatever the truth of the
matter, Robert's statement is true--it is a great blessing
when someone else agrees with us and shares our feelings
and perspective--and it always shall be a blessing.
Let's make sure that it's a blessing that we appreciate
when it comes along so that we can be doubly blessed--by
the blessing itself and by our appreciation of it.