At the same time, no two things are identical. Each thing or beingis a unique manifestation of the universe. Perfect “sameness” doesnot exist, nor does perfect symmetry.
To prove this to yourself, stand in front of a mirror with a blank piece of paper. Cover the right half of your face and look closely atthe left. Then cover the left and observe the right. You may beshocked to see how different each side of your face is.
Things exist within time and space, yet no two things occupy thesame position in time and space. While all physical objects aremade of atoms and molecules, the number and combination of atoms and molecules in each is unique.
Let us return to the pencil, desk, book, and plant. We see thatalthough they have color, texture, shape, density, and weight, theseattributes are different in each. Although they are produced byelements found on earth, the elements that comprise each aredifferent.
The process in which each came into being is also unique. The pencil, table, and book are man made, while the plant is created bynature. Each man made object is made of wood, yet each is madeof wood from a different tree. Each object has a use, yet each isused differently. Each has value, the value of each is different.
Human beings are perfect examples of the principle of commonness and difference. If we compare two people, we seethey look alike and move in a similar way. People share functionssuch as breathing, eating, discharging waste, sleeping, andreproduction.
They have a similar life cycle, beginning with birth, proceedingthrough growth, maturity, old age, and ending at death. They havea mother, father, and ancestors stretching back through time.