A deep post. If we are all only a compound of 11 chemicals, according to Wikipedia: ‘Almost 99% of the mass of the human body is made up of six elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus. Only about 0.85% is composed of another five elements: potassium, sulfur, sodium, chlorine, and magnesium. All 11 are necessary for life.’ how come we have such diversity amongst folk?

Now I have no belief in a god, and do onderstand about DNA, I am not even looking for answers just pondering it.
There are people that you are attracted to and that in itself is complex, it might be their looks, demeanor, confidence, smell, attitude, but often can be down to looks alone. You can look at a photo on Facebook and be drawn to someone, see them as attractive, beautiful, friendly or even fun. There may be a sexual attraction, or you may just really want to have them in your corner. Maybe you just are drawn to them because they have a nice smile.
Sometimes it may be even deeper, almost a recognition beyond this existence, and no I cannot find the words to define that beyond maybe it fes like you knew them before, in another life.
But whatever it is that we see about another person it is not that petri dish of chemicals. Every single person is an individual. We all feel pain, most of us feel love, most want to be involved in the lives of others. I think we all want or even need to feel valued, even cherished by others, but many of us don’t value ourselves.
The chemicals I am made up of made me the shell of who I am. That differs somewhat from Brad Pitt or some male supermodel. My lifestyle, meds and inability to run or even walk any distance most of the time have built up the 11 chemicals to a form that I feel resembles a beached whale but with more hair.
The point I think I am trying to make is this shell is what I have, I try to make the most of it. I often feel like I am an old transit van parked next to a Rolls Royce and a Ferrari, but these chemical still have value. I hope that my worth is more than the few pence the constituent chemicals would bring in. I hope the said chemicals have reacted to bring about the formation of something greater. That I like you am priceless.
Sadly we live in a society of folk made up out of those exact same chemicals, they often do not see our true worth, do not recognise that out value is the same as theirs.
Well if you are reading this your value, your worth is beyond priceless to me. You are not a dish of chemicals, you are a human being, you dream as I dream, you hurt as I hurt, you breath as I breath, though your hopes may be different you still hope.
We cannot let others make us feel worthless. We are not. Each one of us has value beyond measure.
We do get stuck in ruts that seem to lead at times to dark places, so when we see folk in those limited paths we need to approach them, offer a helping hand to aid them to find a new path.
This entire comment may seem disconvodulated (I dunno if that’s a real word or I just made it up) but it is how right this second I see things. I muse upon how we can help others see that we all are worth the same, no one is less because of education, looks or even luck!
I get frustrated at a world where some see themselves worth more than others. Human life is human life, whether you wear rags or a designer suit. Whether the media sees you as pretty or when people look into your soul they find your true beauty.
The things that make people more valuable to me are compassion, love, understanding and tollerence of diversity. Not ever tollerence of greed, cruelty or hate.
Sorry if this is all over the place and thank you for reading.

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Jonesy the Dog of Socialism

I am in my 50's (ok 51), I have life challenges but still continue to be a father, a biker, a socialist and a human being. I fight hate and injustice in any way I can. I am me.

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