People like to say that each person is unique. An individual. Well technically if you are alone, with no one around, then yes you are an individual but are you truly unique? Are you a unique individual? What makes a person a unique individual? A lot of times this is told to children by there parents and it’s normally in response to their children not having very many friends or they are the target of bullies, don’t get asked out on dates, etc etc. There is nothing wrong with wanting to cheer your child or someone else up. I just want to look at the aspect of being a unique individual for a moment.
Some would say I am a unique individual. They say my brown hair, blue eyes, handsomely good looks, great sense of humor, sarcasm, and perverted nature, along with my intelligence and my career in the Air Force and all my accomplishments make me unique. Well, lets break it down. Lots of people have brown hair, blue eyes, and there are a couple men out there that have handsomely good looks like myself. I know a few others who have a sense of humor, witty sarcasm, and my father has the same perverted nature that I do. My son looks, sounds, acts, and talks just like me. He likes the same things as me, thinks the same way, he is one of the few who is more intelligent than me. Does that make him unique? Well there are a couple just as intelligent as him. We even think the same. There are even some who have accomplished more than me in the military. So am I unique if others have all the same qualities as me? Are they unique if I have all the same qualities as them? You may say it’s the personality that makes someone unique. Well me and my son have the same personalities. I know others who have the same personality as me. So am I still unique?
Being a unique individual implies that there is at least one thing about you that no other person in the world has, does, thinks, or is the same as you. With billions of people on this planet I hardly think that is true. So I say there are no unique individuals. Instead, I believe that we are special to those who love, care about us, and consider us a friend. There are lots of things special to us and people as well. Being special does not have a set requirement for only one person or thing but can be many. So I believe each person is not a unique individual but a special person in the eyes of those around us that consider us family or friend.