Most of us love those surprising occasions when our faith in humanity is restored, but how about those occasions when we get the boost and enjoy an “Ah-ha” moment about ourselves!?

Today we have a web-share for you that demonstrates why I browse through Facebook from time to time. Not often, mind you, but today’s experience is exactly what draws me in periodically:

Image: Love Has No Labels

Source: Dr. Lynda

I love being wrong about people.

Here’s what happened: I have a Facebook friend from college who I thought had become one of those cynical people, afraid of anyone who didn’t think like he did or agree with his politics (sound familiar?).

Yikes! I haven’t actually spoken to him for decades but from seeing a few of his Facebook postings I had unconsciously written quite a story about him in my own mind.

Wait! I’m not one of “those” people, am I? I thought I was one of the nice guys who just takes people for who they are!

I thought I was one of the nice guys who just takes people for who they are!

But alas, I guess I’m as guilty as anyone of slipping into that mode where you sum people up, writing a whole story about them with only a few tidbits of information. The worst of it is that even though I know better, I barely even recognize myself when I’m on that slippery slope.

 

The worst of it is that even though I know better, I barely even recognize myself when I’m on that slippery slope.

And that’s where today’s video-share comes in. Last night I saw it posted on my college friend’s Facebook page. I had to do a double-take.

 

He said it was one of the most thought-provoking things he had seen in a long time. Lovely! I had to agree!

That “summing up people too quickly” point came down on me like a ton of bricks. (You’ll soon see why.)

But no matter your politics, this is a hugely compelling way to demonstrate one of the things we can all count on in life: Love knows no labels.

Take a look at this thought-provoking gem…

Enough said. I think we’ll just leave it there folks.

Stay open, curious and always hopeful!

~ Dr. Lynda

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Notes:

  1. “Love Has No Labels.” YouTube. Ad Council, 3 Mar. 2015. Web. 5 Mar. 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnDgZuGIhHs%3Frel>.

Dr. Lynda is a dentist, artist, global traveler, and philanthropist who looks for potential and shares it with the world.