One technique to consider using is contrast:
[small vs big]
Size is only a small factor that determines how big your voice is.
[open vs closed]
If these people would only remove the cucumber slices that cover their eyes, they could open their eyes to see that beauty extends beyond the outer appearance of a person […]
[trivial vs serious; children vs grown men]
Conflicts […] usually boil down to differences in opinions between two parties, be it two children arguing over who gets the last cup of pudding, or two grown men raging over which side an oil field belongs on.
-Bing Han, 2T28