You are unique! One of a kind! The only one in the universe, and the list of descriptions grows on and on but have you ever thought about what actually distinguishes you from others? That in spite of there being seven point six (7.6) billion people on this planet you are the only one being who is you and will ever be! The most obvious one that most people are aware about are our finger prints. But that does not stop there, in fact it is just the beginning of a whole special you! In the past we have explored the uniqueness of our irises, nose prints and toe prints and today we add to this amazing list your exceptional ear print!
It is not easy to take a close look at your ears, but if you could (perhaps take an ‘earfie’ – a picture of your ears) and carefully compare them with another person’s you would be surprised at the distinct details that stand out. Not only do your ears have an exclusive shape but they are also have rare bumps, elevations and curves that are unique to you! The other beauty with your one of a kind ear is that it is fully formed by the time you are born so it does not change much, except in size of course, as you age. This gives the ear print a good chance of being more accurate than the other body prints that change with age.
A vast majority of the people feel a certain satisfaction when they know that they are the only ones with an object or quality that is exclusive. People keep showing off their vintage cars, watches, designer clothes and loads of other things because they are the only ones with them. Fashion designers, technology companies and other producers of things have greatly exploited this innate human desire to be different from others by advertising things as being ‘exclusive’ or ‘limited versions’ and then watching as people scramble for them. Why? Because in each one of us there is a desire to be noticed. In some people, the desire is more pronounced than in others. That we are here and we exist. The world is so busy that we may just exist without our existence being acknowledged. But why this urge if we already have exclusive parts that are God given to each and every one?
Lois Nakibuuka is an educator and counsellor