According to Dictionary.com, diversity is defined as difference of opinion, individuals representing more than one national origin, color, religion, socioeconomic stratum, sexual orientation and diversity of the workplace. The key phrase in the definition is a point of difference.
POINT OF DIFFERENCE
As human beings we all represent ourselves in different manifestations. We look different in stature, shape of our bodies, color of our hair, eyes, nose, and mouth.
We communicate in different languages, accents and in the way one communicates if one is deaf and uses sign language. A person may use facial gestures, eye movements or expressions to communicate if this is their only ability to be understood.
There are those who are different in their ability to present themselves in actions such as their personality for which can be expressed in a negative way because of a life experience. We all are different in our ability to communicate, either expressing our thoughts aggressively or passively.
Some of us have differences that are hidden such as a mental condition for which they have no control of or a physical disability that could be very apparent such as loss of limbs, inability to use their limbs, deafness, blindness, severe physical disability that is difficult for one to accept when approached.
Finally, we are different in our nationality, religion, culture, who we choose as mates , race and difference in customs within our family traits.
I can go on and on pointing out the many diverse differences amongst human beings. However, the point I am expressing here is we need to understand we are all going to have differences but what we in this difficult world we live in, somehow need to learn how to accept each other’s differences in order to change our attitude with each other and within ourselves.
We may be different on the surface but inside our bodies we are all human beings on this earth.
Peace my friends,