Let's go back in time, to the days we were in kindergarten. Drawing with crayons or painting with fingerpaints was propably one of your favourite things to do in those days.
You used many kinds of colours in your art. Green for grass, blue for sky and water. Yellow for sun, orange and purple for fruits hanging in trees. Red for little cars that move in highways you painted on paper with gray fingerpaint.
What would have it been if only colors you had in your crayons or fingerpaint was black and white? Black trees on white background. White river on black background. Black cars on white background. Not very happy-looking...
And what would have it been if all the Lego and Megablox blocks were white and black. A castle build from black and white blocks don't look very good...
In world like that even rainbows would have only black and white stripes and chess and checkers would be only boardgames...
We have all kinds of colors in world surrounding us. We don't "see" them cause we have got so used to them every day. Sure we see them, we can say that red apple is red and yellow chair is yellow. But we don't analyze all the time what color the items and things are. Why do some ppl then think, everyday, that ppl who have different-colored skin are different and suppose to be treated different?
Many of you remember the scene from Disney's Tarzan where little Tarzan smashes muddy river bank in anger and gets some mud in his face. Then he sees his face's reflection in the still water and realizes that if he covers himself with mud he looks like the gorillas that are his "family" and maybe then the pack leader Kerchak will accept him as one of them. (yes, this is also in the original book, as bit different variation)
I have always love that moment in Tarzan the most.
Kala asks Tarzan what is he doing and Tarzan replies that he wants to be like all the others. Then Kala sweeps the mud off Tarzan's face and starts to talk; "What have we here? Two eyes, just like mine. And two ears. What else? Yes, two hands. Do you know anything else we both have?"
and Tarzan nods 'no'. Kala puts Tarzan's hand to his chest and Tarzan feels his heart beating. Then Kala holds Tarzan's head against her chest and Tarzan hears Kala's heart go bom-bom bom-bom bom-bom...
And Tarzan says "Heart"
(So cute <3)
In past days I have seen many articles in newspapers telling how ppl are acting really bad to each other cause of these "difference" issues. Bollywood (Indian) movie star was called with really racistic names in UK Celebrity Big Brother by this one UK lady who got kicked out of the show couple of days later.
Or the house of this Turkish family who live in Finland, my homecountry, was attacked in nighttime by group of skinheads and their windowses were shattered down with stones, their front door was splitted with axe and their car windowses were hit in with baseball bat. And they really scared for their lives cause they didn't know how many attackers there are and what kind of gadgets/weapons they have...
We have come into 21st century but still some ppl are stuck into some earlier centuries in their opinions and knowledge of other countries and nationalities.
White ppl think black ppl are stupid, black ppl think white ppl are 'bad' cause white ppl have made many wrong things to black ppl in the past. This loop is endless, it's never going to end if we continue thinking the way we think about ppl who aren't the same as we are.
Actually this is not only about having different colored skin or having different culture and different traditions. I know hearing impaired ppl who think hearing ppl are "dumb" cause in the times past deaf ppl were thought to be stupid and 'undeveloped' cause they couldn't speak. Oh boy...
Why can't we just be friendly to each other and forget things that have been done in past centuries and decades? I know these racistic and separatistic acts are still happening in present day in many countries all over the world, but all good things must be start somewhere by someone, they don't start on their own and wrong attitudes don't end on their own."You see those rings in the water? They move forward pretty fast but someone needs to start them"
(Granma Willow to John Smith - Disney's Pocahontas. gee, another disneyism
We, the ppl who come here Tamagotchi Social Sphere, we come from different countries, wear different style clothes, do some things different way than many others. Some of us have almost white skin, some propably have really dark - almost black skin and then there's everything between these two. Our face shape might be different, some of us have curly hair, even so curly that it's not easy to comb, some others have straight silky hair where hairpins don't stay very easily.
We are different because that's how we were made to be.
But what we have in common?
We have small plastic orbs in our pockets that need to be "fed" and "played with" occasionally. And those plastic things - Virtual Pets - are similar everywhere.
That's a good start.
Smile, the only thing all the ppl around the globe know for sure.*smiles and hopes someone is going to smile back*