Perspectives. For me, it’s all about perspectives. To try and see situations and people from a clean slate or a new twist everytime. Only then, I can find solutions for anything that comes up in my life. That perspective definitely comes from being in education, because the same solution never works twice! My subbing community is probably laughing here, for they know how seriously true this is.
I believe that evolution, knowledge, travel, and art make us see things and people in amazing new ways. But being creatures of habit, we keep falling behind, in step with experiences that originally shaped us. Well ya, there’s the social-psychology bit;)
Since I’m an army brat, I grew up traveling through a diversity of States; culturally, linguistically, and gastronomically different. And then some international travel to add to the pot-boiler.
I was a new kid so often that being new isn’t a novelty anymore. Over time, one gets to a point where, one sees beyond (not using body scanners!) the language, face, and clothing of a differently appearing person. Have you ever shared a joke or solved a problem with a stranger, whose language is Greek (or Latin, or Sanskrit) to you? Try it! It’s a lot of fun.
Diversity does bring a lot of fun and problems for us as individuals, and as a collective society. We can blame it on others or take initiatives to resolve it, one baby step at a time. Or, if have you have the resources: start a charity, or a fundraiser, business, or even a school.
I firmly believe there is no first, second, or third world. We are one people with varying degrees of sun-tans and zero-variation red blood. The variations in what is visible or comprehensible, is due to the web-connectedness, not Internet;) but am referring to the so-called butterfly effect.
Thus, I am convinced that we can change the mindset of the culture-vulture, by changing our own attitudes first, and then making friends across boundaries, one person at a time.
And, make it a pleasant world to protect and live in.
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It’s simply because scientific research has proved that “the sky isn’t falling” and science fiction has ‘proved’ 😀 that the aliens are coming! People of the world, Unite!
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