“It ain’t you, my friend. You’re standing in this bathroom alone!”
It’s true… the only time you DON'T experience diversity is when you are standing alone in the bathroom looking in the mirror.
Heck, you don’t even have to look in the mirror. It’s true – with or without the mirror.
Diversity happens as soon as two people are together.
That’s because no two people are completely alike.
They’re like snowflakes. Or prisms. Or crayons.
Wait, crayons are mass produced….
Diversity is about difference. It’s what makes this journey on this planet so much fun.
Think about it…
…. If you were walking down the street and all you saw were people who looked exactly like you, wearing the same clothes you wear, driving the same car you drive…
It would be like high school all over again!
Seriously, diversity is really the elegance of this existence.
For me, if I’m sitting around giving my opinion, it is WAY more FUN if someone disagrees or at least adds a twist or a turn that I hadn’t considered.
It’s the learning curve.
I LIKE IT when people disagree with me, when they have opinions that are different than mine – even if it is only a little different!
The only things I know are what I have experienced, thought about, learned about, or looked at closely. My blinders are painted in the colors I can see and only in the colors I can see.
I need others to expand my colors, expand my experience, to give me a more diverse outlook, more things to think about differently.
Your experiences, thoughts, learnings, and considerations are different than mine. And if you’re culture, language, upbringing, experience of class or privilege or.. or… or…
Can you see why it’s such a celebration? Why there’s so much to learn?
There’s no way I can experience everything myself. Consequently, I want to meet as many people with as many different experiences as possible.
Please, tell me more about you, about that thing you considered over there or the learning you had right here or, what did you call that whatchamacallit?
Let’s ALL stand in front of the mirror, together…
“Mirror, mirror on the wall… ain’t we so diverse and all?”