Just as there are no two leaves or flowers perfectly alike throughout the world, there are no two similar people.  Everyone is a unique person with a personality and temperament different from anyone else.

Physical characteristics differ between people and races and there are no two sets of human fingerprints the same.

Sometimes we try to be someone other than ourselves.  We spend, often beyond our means, to keep up with the Jones’ (as the saying goes).  Some may also try to impress by attempting to change other people’s opinion of who they really are.

There is nothing wrong with us trying to improve ourselves, but life has enough problems for us to confront without us having to constantly live out the lie of trying to be someone we’re not.

Anyhow, in the long run, our true self will usually shine through and we’ll realise we’ve probably only been fooling ourselves with our put-on airs and graces.

It’s a lot more comfortable and a lot less stressful being ourselves, because after all, we are unique people and we should be proud of that uniqueness.

I’m Peter Mack and that’s life.

More stories