I often feel quite uncomfortable, when I see some strange green balls under the microscope. If these green algae are the kind that I don’t know so well. And if I have difficulties identifying them. So that I don’t know in which group they belong to. So that I don’t now their background. So that I don’t know how I should handle them. It does not feel good.

In these cases there is nothing else for me to do, than to leave them for what they are and call them with a group name, like Chlorophyceae, that covers all the possible green balls. And keep on hoping, that One Day I will find the information to be able to identify them as species and understand their taxonomically right place and their background. That would make me happy. But in the meanwhile I have to be able to stand out the stress of not knowing, not understanding.

In these times, that we are having elections here in Finland and even here the message of extreme right is more and more heard, the thought came into my mind, that people who suffer from a breeze of racism, probably go through same kind of feelings as I do with my little green balls. They must feel uncomfortable and unsecure. Not knowing or understanding.

I do hope that they will stand out the stress.

After all, we all belong to the same Family.

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