Embracing Our Differences – One-Liner Wednesday


“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.”

~ Henry Thoreau

As a mother of an Autistic son, this quote really hits home. Our differences are what make us unique. They are what make us special. It’s unfortunate that not everyone understands that and expects us all to be the same – to be like them. We’re not all the same. We’re not them. We are uniquely us.


This post is for One-Liner Wednesday, hosted by LindaGHill.


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12 Responses to Embracing Our Differences – One-Liner Wednesday

  1. prior2001 says:

    I love this quote too!!!! Thx for it today


  2. A.PROMPTreply says:

    Well said and a most apt reminder!


  3. stormy1812 says:

    Even I try and remember that as I struggle with getting older, remaining single and childless whereas most of my friends are married with kids or some very close variation of that; I try and remember that my timeline is unique to me and that it’s okay to not be like them. It’s hard though lol. Love Thoreau! Great quote. 🙂


    • mewhoami says:

      You make a good point. Our lives may not flow with what’s typically expected, but that does not mean that it’s less meaningful. I’m a firm believer in that no matter where our paths lead us, there is a reason and a purpose. Yes, it is hard though.

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  4. Amen MWAI, and WHY would we all want to be at the same tune, tempo and sounds as everyone else???


  5. LindaGHill says:

    Ah, if only the world could embrace each other’s differences… If only everyone could accept their own individuality!


  6. Love Thoreau! Glad that you brought him to our attention. As a teacher, I always chose to work with children who danced “to a different drummer”.


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