The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe of their society.

Religion, governance and teaching are built on a foundation of "everyone" and in fact, you would rather be someone.

They are the result of the mass beliefs, the mass media and mass production. 

And humans are not a homogeneous mass, we are individuals, as individual as you dare to be.

It is easy to lump people together into categories, easier still to say, "I know how you feel." 

And the reality is you do not, you cannot, (the best you can do is "empathise" and "understand") and given the choice, people will choose to be the people they want to be.

If you try it, you will be alone often, and sometimes frightened, and yet no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. 

There comes a time when you have to stand up and shout... 

"This is ME damn it!" 

"I like the way I look, I like the way I think, I like the way I feel, I love the way I love! I am a whole complex package. Take me... or leave me... accept me - or walk away... do not try to make me feel like less of a person, just because I don't fit your idea of who I should be and who you want me to be, and don't try to change me to fit your mould. If I need to change, I alone will make that decision." 

When you are strong enough to respect and love yourself 100%, positive and negative--you will be amazed at the opportunities that life presents to you. 

Since nobody else is the individual YOU ARE... nobody else can be you. 

You are unique. 

No one can tell you how to use your time... it is YOURS.

Your life is your own... you make it... you create it.... YOU LIVE IT!

Treat different people differently... treat them as the INDIVIDUAL they are by being the INDIVIDUAL you ARE.


May You Enjoy A Lovely And Prosperous Day

Ange Fonce