We are all connected. As the Lakota’s say: ‘Mitakuye Oyasin’. (which translates into ‘all my relations)’. There is a single thread of humanity which runs through each and every one of us. Whether (or how) we choose to express or ignore it is up to each of us. But it is there, nevertheless, and sometimes when we get annoyed with another person or wish we didn’t have to deal with them, it is helpful to remember that some of our most annoying experiences or most difficult aquaintances have been our greatest teachers.