Why Are You Different?
I don’t understand you, so I will ignore you.
I find your ideals foreign, so I will rebuke you.
I have never experienced that, but I know it anyway.
When the world is changing and I don’t understand it,
I will force it to see things my way, the old way.
I have never done that, but I am an expert.
I was told it, so it must be true.
I have never met you, but I don’t like you.
The world doesn’t make sense to me,
so I will voice my naive opinion to influence it.
I see your potential, so I will encourage you.
I can see you are different, so I will accept you.
I don’t know you, but I will discover more about you.
The world is full of differences,
so I will seek to understand what makes you so.