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Who wrote "The Book?" Can anyone really answer that? To be clear, I don't mean "The Book" as in the Bible, the Koran or any other religious knowledge base printed on gold-edged paper and seemingly developed with a scent of age beyond it's years to introduce the experience of beliefs being passed on through "credible" stories for centuries. I mean who wrote the book on how things are supposed to be? Who decided what's normal. Is it the corporate life that we all joke about, or the Starbucks cliche that we pretend not to indulge in? At what point do you not fit in the "norm?" In a society where we preach individuality and self expression, we still have a contradictory streak of oppression and fear of other cultures that we don't understand. The idea of world peace is one that most of us can enjoy, and it seems nothing short of painful to experience a global phenomenon where the hate of the few can outweigh the harmony of the many. And who are we to decide? To judge the worth of someone else, especially those in need. I feel that in such a hazed, loss of perspective in each of our own realities that we have become disconnected from each other. We no longer have neighbors. There are no friendly greetings from strangers. We love those close to us but lose sight of the community. We've become an ungrateful species that values status and wealth over the experience of learning about new people and exposing ourselves to new things. I say brave the unknown! Find the places you never thought you'd see! Remember the smiles along the way-they'll be what you appreciate the most once you're gone. Take the best from everything. It's not all going to be great but looking back, it can be wonderful. Consider yourself lucky if you have someone to share these experiences with. Don't regret a thing -Noah H.