We Each Are Who We Are

We each are who and what we are. 

I respect you as that person so unique.

I do not ask that you respect me first, but know that I respect you as you.

In the process I certainly hope you respect me, too, but it’s not tit for tat.

If we disagree, what’s the problem? 

I have no problem with you whether we do agree or not, but I may benefit? 

That’s what being you means. It means you and I are not the same. And how does that harm me? 

Actually, none of us are the same and I believe that’s a good thing.

We benefit from our differences the same way spices when mixed together really enrich what they are mixed in with.

When we do mix with our ideas and beliefs we both benefit even if we disagree.

I am so much more then I would be because of the different people I have mixed with. 

I need to thank you for what you give me.

You do so just by being. 

I hope you benefit from my uniqueness as I do because of yours. 

Differences are the gifts we bring to each other. 

Be a giver of you and a receiver of the other.

Author: Sy Ogulnick

Sy Ogulnick received a BA from UCLA, Teacher’s Credential from Los Angeles Board of Education and completed phase I (Master’s portion) in a Doctor of Behavioral Science program at California Coast University. Sy leased and operated a summer day camp in LA. He and his wife then purchased virgin wilderness land in Northern CA, where they built and operated a coed summer camp. They moved to Las Vegas, NV, and purchased, built and operated a community children’s program for families staying in a major resort casino in Las Vegas. They have created programs for children nationwide that employed many people and in the process developed successful training programs for personnel. This led Sy to lecture on how to train staff and the creating of community within the workplace. Sy was then invited to speak at professional conferences on how best to hire and train employees, which led to his becoming a consultant in the art of improving relationships in a work environment and eventually to his epiphany that “Leaders are the primary problem and the answer to the personnel issues that arise in the workplace.” Sy has written numerous papers on the subject of interpersonal relationships, leadership and power. He has lectured throughout the United States, has been interviewed by the media and has appeared on many radio and TV talk shows

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