We are all very different. Our struggles, our pains, our desires and our dreams. They vary widely, and that's what makes the world such an interesting and beautiful place.
Sometimes these differences can get in the way though, and we begin to look down upon or even have disdain for one another. But no matter how different we may be, we share a common denominator. We are all people, we all hurt, and we are all precious.
Don't let your first meeting with another person be prefaced by your differences. Approach any new encounter from a place of similarity. No one is perfect, all have failed at some point, and we are all in need of grace.