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We all have layers

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A great man once said “Onions have layers. Ogres have layers. … You get it?”

I get it, my dude. You’re saying that, despite their (ogres and onions) outward appearance, they share similarities (layers). Two things, that appear to have nothing in common, actually do have parallels.

We do this, as humans. We don’t always trust or like someone because, on the surface, they seem so far removed from who we are as a person. They enjoy going for long walks on the beach, you enjoy screaming into a dark forest on a Tuesday night. They listen to pop, you listen to Bill Cosby sweater metal. (They wouldn’t have heard of it.) They’re an ogre, you’re a human — so many differences!

But it doesn’t have to be this way. If you put in the effort, peel back the layers, you’ll soon see that you can’t judge a book by its cover or an ogre by its onion — or something like that.

Image: Caleb Campbell/The Cascade

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