Do we believe in diversity?
December 6, 2012 12:58pm CST
Sometime I become confused about our intention, whether we like diversity or we like to stick on the conventional flow. As a man I usually like people from different society because they must have different culture, different habit and different choice. May they be not alike me and I think that should not be. But some time I notice that there are some people who like alike people of their own. They believe in 'birds of a feather folks together'. What do you think?
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16 Dec 12
I think diversity is the essence of our life. One cannot lead a monotonous life. Mingling with different kind and type of people in our day-to-day life enriches our knowledge about their culture, habit etc. In nature also diversity prevails. Like in case of magnets opposite polls attract each other. Different colours and smells of nature soothes our mind and refresh ourselves. Exceptions are always there. But that oesn't imply any rule.
7 Dec 12
I like to meet different type of people with diverse background, because that is very helpful in extending your .... ummm limits? However, I am not going to feel comfortable in a group where all are similar type except for me. As a side note, I don't feel comfortable when all are of my type either. Handling diversity is a must IMO and I am quite surprised to see so many people resenting it to the core and longing for the 'same old familiar environment'. For them, the difference somehow becomes a symbol of low quality. o.O
• St. Peters, Missouri
6 Dec 12
I believe in diversity. However, I think it's normal that as humans we prefer to be with others that are like us. We feel safe. We feel comfortable. The problem comes in when we confuse that safety and comfort for superiority. It's not uncommon for us to take the statement "Being with a Christian (or whatever) is better for me" and shorten it to the statement "Being with a Christian is better". We tend to act on our statements. Once we say and believe this second statement, we've become prejudiced.
6 Dec 12
I believe in diversity since I am a creative person so are my kids and most people we know. This also means we are the black sheep everywhere since most people say they like diversity but in reality they are not able to handle with it. They feel treatened by those who are different, think different, behave different from what they are used too. Strange thing is that all those people have benefits of those who are different. Since they really make the difference (and all the inventions are made by those who are different also). Being different does mean you are most of the time alone, you need to be able to live with that.
6 Dec 12
Thanks a ton for sharing this discussion. Yes u are absolutely right, i do believe in diversity but i feel good and secured in the company of same kind of people. It is not that i have a grudge against any section of the society but i find it more comfortable and soothing when like minded people are present around me. Besides i have always appreciated the presence of people from different walks of life so that we can have a healthy interaction with one another. What say?