Besides making the world a beautiful and interesting place, an important lesson is in our diversity, because we’re all different. Lessons in acceptance need to be a part of our world in the same way we dare to be different, because we are different.
We must appreciate diversity with a view to accepting it. The world needs diversity for it to survive. We must accept that our world is uniquely diverse. But to keep pace with the world’s diversity, we must promote diversity in the way we think.
We typically want everyone to be the way we see them, rather than the way we are comfortable with them being. Having a disability makes me more unique but having to mould myself into another person’s version of how they want to see me, isn’t right.
Diversity is something we struggle to come to terms with but we’re all unique and different; and being different means, we are already diverse. It’s something we should be capable of accepting. At the end of the day what difference does it make if I’m different to you and you are different to me?
Although diversity makes us different, we must embrace diversity for us and the world to survive. Through our differences, with honesty, openness and transparency, nothing else should matter. It’s down to our mindset and how we see each other, our lives and our world. That must change.
Handling differences effectively, understanding we’re all different and being different means we will be diverse and that’s okay. Being okay about it, is what we need for us to integrate and to have a peaceful life. Each of us must change that.