Screwdrivers and hammers have a lot of things in common. They are both tools, can generally be held in one hand, won’t break if we drop them, generally weigh less than a couple of pounds and also can be found in a lot of homes and tool boxes.
Do we care how much they have in common? No. What we care about is how they are different. We care about their uniqueness. We value what they do with no real concern about what they can’t do.
Shouldn’t we see people, our family members in particular, the same way? Valuing the differences is what leads to a family rich in human and intellectual capital.
If we aren’t disappointed when our water bottle won’t play music (despite all the things it has in common with my desktop speaker) why would we expect an artist to be a business owner? A chef to be a money manager?
Shouldn’t family resources support and develop individual positive differences?
Just a thought…..
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