Not everyone likes the same things as you (and that’s okay)

It happens. You get excited about something that you love, and you want to share it with the people you know. We’ve all done it. But what do you do when the people you care about don’t care about the same things you do?

Nothing. You don’t do a damn thing, and I’ll tell you why: because they have every right not to like something, just like you have every right not to like something that they like.

It’s called diversity. When people hear diversity, they think of things like race, religion, and gender (most often you hear about it in the context of the workplace), but that’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about human beings in general being a diverse people. We are each one of us unique, with our own likes and dislikes. No one thing, no matter how great it is, is going to make everyone happy. No book, TV show, recipe, political view…not a damn thing can do that. And that’s okay.

We live in a society where like-minded individuals congregate, which is great, but even like minds do not necessarily share all of the same likes and dislikes.

We are individual. We are unique. We are human.

And that’s okay.