If you study yourself deeply and search your heart honestly, you will realize you are hardly different than your neighbor. You will discover that most ostensive differences exist only at the level of outward behavior and inner nature, not necessarily the inner motives informing behavior. Perceiving this, most garb themselves with a veneer of eccentricity, a veil of enigmatic perplexity, and a guise of unparalleled profundity solely to standout and be esteemed as more important. In other words, here are my earlier documented comments that encapsulates this concept:
“We humans nurse a voracious appetite for self-importance. We all want to believe we are deeper, more profound and more insightful than we really are. A standout and outcast irreconcilable with our fellowman! Yet there is a wish to be understood, contradicted only by our vanity that delights in never being understood. We revel in this bog of mystery because it feeds our ego for self-importance, reputation of uniqueness and our assumed indispensability. Humanity…! We are more alike in motives than we think.”
When you are able to come to a thorough recognition of your strengths and weaknesses in all their depths and heights, your neighbor becomes transparent. You see through them through seeing yourself.
~Ikenna Q Ezealah