"I am different because I always try to understand. I didn't want to use the word tolerant, it's too harsh, but that's basically what I'm trying to say. I think I'm different because I try really hard to see the beauty in what other people might consider flaws. Eccentricities, tempers, shyness, interests, fetishes, impatience, optimism, pessimism. I try always to remember that we don't really know people through and through. We often don't know why they make the choices they make or even if they had a choice at all.
Then I try to understand. Because, we are in fact all different."
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I've started a Flickr group called "The Beauty of Different," where photographers (amateur and pro alike) are invited to publish self-portraits of themselves, and declare what their beautiful different is. If you have a Flickr account, I invite you to join and share your beautiful different. And feel free to add your website, Facebook or Twitter accounts on your submission -- I'd love to give you some link love if I feature you here on the site.