The beauty of diversity is that it presents itself in many forms; age, gender, race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and more. Diversity contributes a great deal to the way an individual experiences the world and it makes it unique. Diversity is something we should strive for in every aspect of our lives and today we’ll discuss why it matters so much!
1. It Increases Productivity
When people of different backgrounds and life experiences come together, magical things happen. Ideas flow a lot better and people are exposed to unique perspectives that they wouldn’t have even considered in the first place. We all interpret things differently because we look at life through our unique lenses. This is how diversity allows us to be more productive and innovative in any aspect of life.
2. You’ll Become a Citizen of the World
Spending time with people of different backgrounds exposes you to other cultures, traditions, and ways of thinking. This will teach you the skills you need to communicate well with people of all walks of life and you’ll understand the world a lot better. Whenever you travel to another country, meet someone new, work with diverse people, etc., you will be able to understand them and engage with them a lot more effectively.
3. Your Perspective Will Broaden
Being exposed to diverse people will allow you to have a wider perspective on things. People will share their experiences with you, their struggles, priorities, and values; you can learn a lot from that by comparison. Your perspective will not only broaden, it will also allow you to be a lot more emphatic and understanding of other people’s situation.
4. You’ll Become More Accepting
Promoting diversity won’t also allow you to be more tolerant, but it will also make you a more accepting human being. Constant contact with people of all walks of life will allow you to see individuals for who they are and appreciate them a lot more, which will make acceptance easier and prejudices a lot more difficult to pass, which is what fuels discrimination.
Diversity is amazing! It’s vibrant, it’s colorful, and it’s beautiful. It allows us to learn so much about the human experience and how wonderful we can be. Being surrounded by people who are exactly like you makes for a boring life, which is why we need to celebrate it and seek it.