Not only do we love and dream. Not only do we want to be succeed and fail. Not only do we want to be loved and respected. Not only do we lug around old hurts, happy memories and niggling fears. We also harbor hatred, hold prejudices and stand aloof from people who look, think, speak, feel and act differently.
In the good, bad and ugly of life, we are connected – kindred souls in our humanity, even if only at the level of our basic instincts, basic fears and basic needs.