We’re All Composed of the Same Matter

July 14, 2014
What a Treacherous Thing To Believe John Green Quote

I like this quote from John Green so much I wanted to use it again and expand on my previous post.

[Tweet “What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person – John Green”]

Your idol? A person.
The CEO you fear? A person.
The co-worker you hate? A person.
The one you’re madly in love with? A person.
The homeless person begging on the street? A person.

Everyone is fighting a battle no matter how they show it. Those you idolize do not have powers you don’t.
[Tweet “We’re all people composed of the same matter.”]

As children we were taught not to act as if we’re better than others. We aren’t often taught to look at it from the
other perspective, though. We think we’re not good enough, smart enough or talented enough to achieve our
ultimate dreams and live like those we admire. Or we develop crippling fear from high-stress work environments
where we become afraid of our “superiors.”

Give it some thought. Are you showing enough compassion to those who are struggling? Are you mistakenly fearing
those you shouldn’t?


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  • Jess | Just Jess May July 14, 2014 at 7:47 am

    I think sometimes its so easy to put someone up on a pedestal, like their a celestial being or a celebrity in their own right.
    Even the Queen, as royal as she is, will still sit on the toilet to poo. True fact.
    Great post, and something that we should all remember.

    • Dzeigler July 14, 2014 at 8:29 pm

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it!